Nicholas Alexander Baker

DOB 01/09/1981
Glendale, AZ, USA

Nick Baker has been into music almost from the moment he was born.  Nick has perfect pitch, and almost instant recall (he literally can hear a new piece of music one time and play it perfectly).  He also has an infinite catalog of songs in his head.  Very few times can he be stumped when someone names a tune - he almost always knows it and can even tell you who first recorded it, when it was on the Top Ten, etc.

Nick started writing original music in 2000.  A personal favorite of Nick's is "Bad Behavior Blues," a song he wrote as an apology for the bus incident he sings about. 

To date, Nick has released 4 CD's.  His first CD, titled "Think Positive" (June 2001), was written for his father who died in February of 2001.  "Jingle Jazz" (October 2004) is a collection of upbeat holiday favorites featuring Nick on keyboard and vocals.  "Happy All The Time" (July 2009) is a collection of what Nick calls his "happy music."  His most recent CD, titled "This One's For You" (October 2011), is an arrangement of old favorites, and is dedicated to his mom and #1 fan, Kathy. 

In 2008, Nick graduated from Shoreline Community College with an AA degree in Music Performance.  Graduating with Honors, Nick earned 'Outstanding Honors' in both Classical Voice and Classic Piano Juries.  Nick is also a 'charter member' of the Funkngroove ensemble band.  In addition to performances on campus, this ensemble of elite musicians performs at local clubs.  Nick continued to perform with Funkngroove and helped out in the classroom each year until he left the campus in 2009.

Nick has been able to work in his home studio to record, engineer and produce much of his music.  Although totally blind, he uses technologies that allow him to work independently.  His latest passion is creating 'jingles' for radio and advertising.  Nick lives with his mom and stepfather, Kathy and Raymond Passage, in Edmonds, WA, where he participates in community service work, visiting senior centers and other similar facilities to perform for the residents.  He also visits schools and shares his music with students.

- Kathy Passage, Nick's mom -

Upcoming events

Previous events

Work Opportunities' 17th Annual Gala Dinner & Auction

Lynnwood Convention Center, 3711 196th St SW, Lynnwood, WA

Attend Work Opportunities' 17th annual Gala Dinner & Auction! Join Work Opportunities in celebrating inclusion through jobs. Nick Baker will be performing during the silent auction portion of the evening. 

$75 for individual tickets/$150 for a couples ticket

An Afternoon of Simple Gifts

Desert Rose Pizza, 6729 N. 57th Drive, Glendale, AZ

Friends of Once Upon a Star presents An Afternoon of Simple Gifts. A fundraising event to provide continuous support of music, dance and arts to create a permanent workshop studio for the artists. Admission costs are tax-deductible and includes entry and 1 raffle ticket to win a private tour of the Phoenix Zoo!  


3 Grands Concert & Benefit PLUS meet & greet

Ridgefield High School Performing Arts Center, 2630 S Hillhurst Rd, Ridgefield, WA

3 Grands Concert & Benefit is featuring three award winning pianists: Mac Potts, Nick Baker & Brent Gjerve All proceeds will benefit Ridgefield High School scholarship program & Ridgefield Youth Arts Month

$20 adults prepaid or $25 at the door/$10 students prepaid or $15 at the door