Dave Baker has been providing wedding music in Eastern Pennsylvania, South New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware and Washington, DC.for over 20 years. He adds a touch of elegance with his classical guitar playing.
Dave has a fine repertoire of Classical, Contemporary and Standard Jazz, Latin and Popular music styles that fit the unique and elegant background music needs of today’s sophisticated venues.
If there is special music you would like for your wedding, Dave will do his best to make an arrangement for you.
Dave has performed at wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, engagement parties, rehearsal dinners, receptions, marriage proposals, corporate events, and private affairs.
If you are thinking of having a classical guitarist for your wedding ceremony and/or cocktail hour, please consider Dave Baker.
Brides tell us that their reason for choosing a classical guitarist rather than a more traditional string quartet for their wedding is that they are looking for something unique and different that better exemplifies their own personality.
Dave is pleased to welcome same sex couples (LGBT).
Dave will be one of the easiest vendors you will work with.
Dave studied music theory and composition at Philadelphia’s Temple University. He further studied arrangement and composition with the late pianist/composer Frank Caruso.
As a student of the late guitarist Dennis Sandole, (a mentor to such greats as George Benson, James Moody, and Pat Martino), Dave began to develop his personal style and talents.
Baker played guitar for Sweet Rest, an originals group that toured with Darrel Hall and John Oates. He also performed with the jazz/fusion band “High Treason,” which had a successful recording for Atlantic Records in 1971.
In the late ’70s, Dave founded and played for the “Dave Baker Sextet,” a jazz band regularly featured on Philadelphia’s live evening radio show, “WRTI Fridays.” Dave continued to compose, arrange and perform with the 18 piece jazz band “Northeast Extension” through the 1980s.
Dave has produced and released 7 CDs on his label, DAB Music, since 1995 and has received international airplay, critical acclaim, and commercial success. Dave Baker currently performs over 100 shows annually, at corporate events, receptions, dinner performances, wedding ceremonies, and private parties.
Lately, we have been getting a lot of calls to play for wedding proposials, and have been having a lot of fun doing them.
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A Thousand Years