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Chet Baker Biography

Born in 1929 in Oklahoma, the legendary trumpeter and singer Chet Baker came to a tragic end in Amsterdam in 1988, having fallen from the window of his second-storey room at the Hotel Prins Hendrik.

  • Grammy Hall of FameWins: 2001

  • As a trumpeter, he had a generally restrained, intimate playing style and he attracted attention beyond jazz for his photogenic looks and singing.

  • Chet Baker was a primary exponent of the West Coast school of cool jazz in the early and mid-'50s.


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