Free Kickoff: Jalen Baker Quartet in Market Square Park

Celebrate the kickoff of Houston SUMMERJAZZ 2022 with a free performance by vibraphonist Jalen Baker and his quartet. Free and open to the public. Refreshments available for purchase.

Jalen Baker, vibraphone; Gavin Moolchan, drums; Marwan Ghonima, bass; Ben Clifton, piano

Jalen Baker attended Kinder HSPVA and Columbia College Chicago. He was named a Chicago Next Gen All-star by the Chicago Jazz Institute. He has performed with the Ulysses Owens Jr., Jeremy Pelt, Leon Anderson, and Amina Scott as well as leading his own band in venues in and around Georgia, Florida, Texas and Chicago. As a band leader Jalen has been awarded the prestigious South Arts Jazz Roads Touring Grant. In 2021 Jalen released his debut Album “This is Me, This is Us” on Outside In Music which has garnered recognition by Textura, Making a Scene, and Jazziz.