British born, American-trained composer Kyle J Baker writes music for film, chamber ensembles and school groups. Classical in heritage, but vernacular in vocabulary, his music has earned accolades for its rhythmic intensity and lyrical integrity. Influential teachers include Ken Read, John LaBarbara, Delfeayo Marsalis, and Paul Godwin.
Born in Scotland and raised in St. Louis, Baker holds an M.Mus from Belmont University and makes his home in Cane Ridge, Tennessee with his wife Joy, and daughter Charlotte. In addition to composing, he writes freelance arts journalism and serves on the music staff of Music City Drum and Bugle Corps.
A recent work, Post-modern Psalms, was premiered by the Nashville Chamber Music Series in May.
Unique traits: "One of the most thoughtful, daring, and lyrically gifted composers in Nashville" John Pitcher, Nashville Scene. custom soundtracks, diverse experience,