Jake Baldwin is a Minneapolis based trumpeter and composer. His first major musical mentor was trumpeter and composer Kelly Rossum. He attended the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and studied under the likes of John McNeil, Laurie Frink, Jason Moran, Joe Morris, and Jerry Bergonzi among many others. In 2010, Jake took third prize in the International Trumpet Guild's Jazz Solo competition and in 2013 he placed 2nd in the National Trumpet Competition's jazz competition. Now residing in Minneapolis, Jake can be seen performing with a multitude of bands both live and in the studio. His Boston based band, Ra Ra Ru released their first album, "Metallic Ink Co" on the Electricity is Magic label on April 29th, 2014. He is currently touring extensively with Minneapolis based pop/soul singer Har Mar Superstar.
You can download or order the album at http://rararumusic.bandcamp.com/ or visit http://electricityismagic.com/