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.