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Saxophonist/ Composer. on the London Jazz scene since the 80's . Reggae in Jamaica and recently Latin with Amarea and Lokandes.
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Michael Baldwin, Saxophonist and Composer. Playing on the London Jazz scene since the eighties, he ran several of his own bands and worked with Russ Henderson MBE, Gary Crosby, MBE, Denise Baptiste, John Smith, Mark Taylor and Dick Pearce. He spent over a year in Jamaica, playing reggae with the Stardust band, led by George Tucker, Skatalite Guitarist. He recorded at Tuff Gong and other Kingston studios and played with Lee van Kleef. In the USA, Mike worked with a number of groups in Portland and Los Angeles and even had the good fortune to play with a young Esperanza Spalding. Over the last few years, Mike has been playing with ‘Jardares Por Fuera’, Lokandes, Gypsy Butter and Dandaluz, London’s leading Latin and Flamenco Rumba bands.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform while walking around a venue
I own a PA system
Encore awards
3rd Encoreversary
Jazz, Latin jazz, Latin, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Caribbean music, Cuban music, Samba, World music, Calypso, French music, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Blues, Modern jazz, Easy listening, Light music
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Body and Soul. Lover man. I can't get started. Girl from Ipanema. Misty. A felicidade. Samba de Orpheu. Manha de Carnaval. Round Midnight. Take five. Summertime. Cheek to cheek. Secret love. The peanut vendor. Darn that Dream. Laura. Wave. Willow weep for me. Mack the knife. St Thomas. Take the A train. Somewhere over the rainbow. Stardust. Georgia on my mind. Skylark. The nearness of you. Pink Panther. My favourite things. My Funny Valentine. Blue Moon. My heart belongs to Daddy. Night and Day. As time goes by. Someone to watch over me. Stormy weather. Perhaps Perhaps. My Man. Autumn Leaves. Cry me a river. Sophisticated Lady. Stella by Starlight. Satin Doll. the Shadow of your smile. There'll never be another you. The way you look tonight. What a difference a day makes. Let's face the music and dance.


From customers:

Jed <, 4 years ago

'I remember Amarea very fondly. It was a pleasure to have Amarea perform at the New College Ball! Mike was very easy to work with in the run up to the event and the band delivered a fantastic show on the night. Professional and charming, I wouldn't hesitate to work with Amarea again.'

Genevieve F, 6 years ago

Thank YOU for coming and playing at FlipSide. Amarea were wonderful, and I received a great deal of positive feedback, with everyone saying how much they enjoyed it.