Jan Berry Baker has joined the UCLA Department of Music as the new Associate Professor of Music,  She will be teaching saxophone and wind ensemble students. She is in demand as a solo and chamber music performer, and is an advocate of contemporary music.


Professor of Saxophone, Vice Chair of the Department of Music, Special Assistant to the Dean for Faculty Mentoring
Jan Berry Baker
Canadian-American saxophonist Jan Berry Baker has performed as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician on many of the world’s great stages.  Recent engagements include performances across the United States, Canada, Japan, Mexico, France, Germany, Scotland, England, Ukraine, Switzerland, Austria, and the Czech Republic. She has been featured as a concerto soloist with orchestras in Canada, Ukraine, USA, and most recently
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Jan Baker on KPFK Radio
The Anne LeBaron Portrait Concert (Wednesday, Feb. 7, 7:00 p.m., Lani Hall) will feature a number of top artists. Jan Berry Baker, saxophone professor, headed over to KPFK Radio to play some of Anne’s music on Global Village, hosted by John Schneider. The show is live on Thursday, January 25 at 11 a.m. You can
The Classical Jewels of the Black Mecca
African Americans have a formidable, if underappreciated, presence as composers in the modern classical music world. Atlanta and Los Angeles based Bent Frequency, led by UCLA saxophonist Jan Berry Baker, has worked to shine a light on their work. John Ross catalogued these efforts in The Bitter Southerner.
LA Philharmonic Opens its 2023 Season with a Bang
Renowned cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason opened the LA Philharmonic’s season. The orchestra also delivered a stirring rendition of Heitor Villa-Lobos’s Uirupurú, which featured extensive solos by UCLA faculty Jan Berry Baker and Denis Bouriakov. The performance “seethed with color and ambience from the start,” wrote Laurence Vittes at Bachtrack.

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