Jenny Oaks Baker

September 05, 2019 02:00 PM MDT
From a young age, Jenny Oaks Baker’s parents instilled in her a love of music and faith—a faith that has become the central force in her life.
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By  LDS Living
December 21, 2018 01:37 PM MST
Jenny Oaks Baker and her family decided to #LightTheWorld in an exciting way this season. Focusing on the Church's theme for this week to light your families, the Bakers created a Mary Poppins rooftop medley together. "One way our family loves to serve is through music. Through music, we hope to uplift, inspire, and bring joy to others," Jenny Oaks Baker says. Check out this spectacular video:
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October 30, 2018 05:50 PM MDT
Composer Tim Janis’ Christmas musical film Buttons is set to premiere in Theaters Saturday, December 8 in select theaters.
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July 03, 2018 02:24 PM MDT
When my wonderful mother-in-law was diagnosed with cancer, our family’s fervent prayers for her recovery made me think back on the experience of praying for my own dear mother’s recovery from the same illness fourteen years earlier. When I was twenty-two, my mother was diagnosed with cancer. I learned the devastating news while on a Study Abroad at the BYU Jerusalem Center. When I received that call, I was standing at a pay phone on the banks of the Sea of Galilee. I was in the land where the Lord had performed so many miracles, and I knew He could heal my mother. I just needed to have enough faith!
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By  LDS Living
June 12, 2018 04:23 PM MDT
Violinist Jenny Oaks Baker and her four musical children—age 16, 14, 13, and 11—have performed all over the world, from Austria to Japan and Taiwan. Recently, Jason Lyle Black, known as the "Backwards Piano Man," approached the Bakers about teaming up for an epic Disney cover.
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By  LDS Living
December 19, 2017 02:19 PM MST
Renowned LDS violinist Jenny Oaks Baker and her four children—all with incredible talent of their own—recently released this #LightTheWorld music video of "The First Noel." This family performance features a moving violin duet between Baker and her daughter with gorgeous accompaniment from her other children on the piano, cello, and guitar.
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By  LDS Living
August 03, 2017 02:45 PM MDT
How can a robbery half a world away make you aware of angels and miracles?
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June 12, 2017 06:02 PM MDT
RenownedLDS violinist Jenny Oaks Bakerhas always believed in angels and miracles. But after an experience last week in Italy, her faith in both is stronger than ever.
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June 09, 2017 03:15 PM MDT
Grammy-nominated violinist Jenny Oaks Baker was robbed while in Italy yesterday.
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By  LDS Living
April 13, 2017 04:28 PM MDT
LDS artists Jenny Oaks Baker, Kurt Bestor, and Lexi Walker teamed up to perform an absolutely stunning cover of "The Prayer" made popular by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli.
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By  LDS Living
December 14, 2016 02:00 PM MST
When it comes to mixing Irish step dancing with Christmas music, Jenny Oaks Baker does not disappoint.
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June 29, 2016 06:14 PM MDT
With violins, piano, cello, and guitar, Jenny Oaks Baker and her four children play an exciting "Copland Rock Suite." Check it out!
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June 06, 2016 05:30 PM MDT
This stunning arrangement created by LDS artists Jenny Oaks Baker and Jason Lyle Black seems like something right out of a fairytale. Written by Jason Lyle Black, "Champs-Élysées" is an original song from his album Piano Preludes which recently topped the iTunes charts.
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May 13, 2016 04:59 PM MDT
Lexi Walker, who recently returned from performing "Let It Go"during the opening ceremony of the Beijing International Film Festival, recently sang a transcendent cover of Kurt Bestor's "The Prayer" accompanied by Jenny Oaks Baker and the Lyceum Philharmonic Orchestra.
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By  LDS Living
April 30, 2016 08:00 PM MDT
Jenny Oaks Baker recently released her 14th album, Awakening—a stunning collection of inspiring music featuring other artists such as Condoleezza Rice, GENTRI, and Lexi Walker. Listen to a sample of the music found on this album in the recently released video below, or check out the CD, available at Deseret Book stores and deseretbook.com.
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April 22, 2016 04:29 PM MDT
On Thursday, we had an exciting photo shoot getting ready for our next feature: Mormons who topped the Billboard charts. We were so excited to have GENTRI, Hilary Weeks, and Jenny Oaks Baker come in and spend the morning with us.
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April 20, 2016 04:00 AM MDT
Millennial Choirs & Orchestras and Jenny Oaks Baker, America's Violinist, kicked off their electrifying new concert series Amazing Grace last weekend in Dallas, Texas, igniting three separate standing ovations over the course of the evening. The audience was riveted by Baker's flashy tribute to Aaron Copland; spellbound by her rendition of Saint-Saëns's "Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso;" and then lifted out of their seats by the choir and orchestra's fresh interpretations of "Amazing Grace"and "How Great Thou Art."
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April 01, 2016 06:03 PM MDT
We don't know about you, but we are really looking forward to general conference this weekend and gathering together to hear counsel and teachings from our leaders.
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December 24, 2015 04:15 PM MST
Christmas Eve, which stars Sir Patrick Stewart and Napoleon Dynamite's Jon Heder, is a story of six groups of New Yorkers who spend Christmas Eve stuck in elevators. It's not a horror movie, saysChristmas Eve director Mitch Davis, "but it is dramatic . . . it's also a little comedic and—dare I say it?—transcendent." Davis, an active Latter-day Saint, also directed the 2001 Disney film The Other Side of Heaven, which brought the missionary adventures of Elder John H. Groberg to the big screen.
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December 19, 2015 03:49 PM MST
What do you get when you mix Jedi duels, violins, and epic Star Wars music? Check out Jenny Oaks Baker's latest video to find out!
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October 07, 2015 06:18 PM MDT
Watch the newest music video from acclaimed violinist Jenny Oaks Baker which focuses on religious liberty and features a beautiful rendition of Paul McCartney's "Yesterday."
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August 27, 2015 03:11 PM MDT
This stunning music and cinematography will transport you to the colorful world of a Renaissance fair. Check it out.
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July 28, 2015 08:52 PM MDT
Jenny Oaks Baker and The Mormon Channel have partnered to release a wonderful rendition of "Love Is Spoken Here." Click to watch below.
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December 18, 2014 02:46 PM MST
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January 24, 2014 01:15 AM MST
If Mormons were to pick 100 women to represent the religion’s “cool” factor to a world-wide audience, who would be on the list?
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December 07, 2011 05:05 AM MST
Just like any fairytale princess, Jenny Oaks Baker has worked to achieve her dreams. Although instead of spending hours every day cleaning after evil step-sisters, Baker spends hours practicing the violin; instead of dressing mice in home-made garb, she dresses each note played with passion and technique.
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December 01, 2011 04:52 PM MST
Utah native and member of the Church Jenny Oaks Baker received her first ever GRAMMY nomination last night.
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September 28, 2011 12:20 PM MDT
For some time, there has been a game afoot among LDS musicians. They keep trying to come up with new and fresh settings for LDS hymns.
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August 12, 2011 02:07 PM MDT
Jenny Oaks Baker performs "Colors of the Wind" from her most recent CD, Wish Upon a Star. This version is so beautiful -- as are all the other tracks on the CD as well.
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