michael baker credits


Artist/ Album/ Title/ Label/ Year/ Role

Aretha Franklin "So Damn Happy" Arista 2003 String arr. w/Adi Yeshaya

Karima Ammar "Every Other Hour" Sony Music 2009 Co-Producer w/Burt Bacharach

Tormento "Alibi" Sony Music 2006 Writer/Producer

Giorgia "Greatest Hits"  Sony 2003 Writer/producer

Giorgia "Ladra di Ventro"  
(3x Platinum) Sony/BMG 2004 Writer/Producer

Giorgia "Senza Aii"  
(3x Platinum) Sony/BMG 2001 Writer/Producer

Senit "So High" EMI/Panini 2009 Writer/Producer

Karima Ammar "Come In Ogni Ora" (Burt Bacharach) Sanremo, IT 2009 Producer 

Music Director:

Artist/ Event/ Label/Location/ Year/ Role

Whitney Houston:  All events International/ 1998- 2012/ Music Director/Drums

Giorgia:  All events Italy 2001-2006 Music Director/Drums

Aretha Franklin


Arista 25th Anniversary.Special

Arista Records 2003 Music Director/Arranger


Artist/ Event/ Label/Location/  Year/  Role

Burt Bacharach String session Sanremo Festival Forum Studio, Rome 2009 Conductor

Whitney.Houston American Music Awards Nokia Theater, Los Angeles 2009 Conductor

Giorgia Sanremo Festival Sanremo, IT 2001 Conductor

Pino Daniele Electric Jam Tour Italy 2009 Drums/Conductor

Whitney Houston Dancing With The Stars ABC 2009 Drums/Conductor

Film / TV / DVD:

Artist/ Project/ Medium/ Year/ Role

Robert Townsend "Five Heartbeats" song "Baby Stop Running Around" Film 1987 Writer/Vocals

Richard Prior "Jo Jo Dancer" (with Jimmy Smith and Billy Erskine) Film 1989 Performer

Dolce & Gabbana "D & G, Time For Real Lovers" TV Commercial 2003 Writer/Vocals 

Sting & Trudie Styler "Save The RainForest" Special Television 1992 Drummer

David Guest "David Guest Presents, Live From Madison Square Garden" Television 3 yrs. Drummer

Quincy Jones Quincy Jones 50th Anniversary Special Television  Drummer

Whitney Houston Vetten Das  Performace TV/German Talk Show 2010 Drummer

Giorgia Giorgia Live, Ladra Di Vento DVD 2004 Drummer/MD

Giorgia Giorgia Unplugged DVD 2005 Drummer/MD

Robert Townsend "Meteor Man" Film 1989 Writer

Whiney Houston X-Factor TV 2010 Drummer

Michael Jackson 30th Anniversary Special Television 2001  Drummer 

Jazz Group Member:

Group Name/ Members/ Venue/ Year/ Role

Zawinul Syndicate Joe Zawinul, Gerald Veasley, Bobby Thomas Jr., Michael Baker
Touring 1988-1990 Drums

The Leaders Jazz Group Buster Williams, Chico Freeman, Bobby Watson, Eddie Henderson Touring 2007-2008 Drums

Scott.Henderson.Group Tribal Tech original member Touring 1985 Drums

Jazz Drummer for the following artists:

Al Jarreau 
Wayne Shorter 
Joe Zawinul (Syndicate) 
Bruce Hornsby 
Dianne Reeves 
Jimmy Smith 
Clark Terry (6 months) 
Stanley Turrentine 
Bobby Lyle 
Billy Childs 
Gerald Albright 
Kenny Burrell 
Johnny Griffin 
Phil Upchurch

Eddie Daniels 
Marlena Shaw 
Marilyn McCoo 
Esther Philips 
Bobby Hutcherson 
Ellington Orchestra 
Dionne Warwick 
Buster Williams 
Scott Henderson 
Eddie Henderson 
Chico Freeman 
"Sophisticated Ladies" (Shubert Theater run, Los Angeles)


Yamaha Drums
Zildjian Cymbals
Remo Heads
Ableton Live

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