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Jenny Oaks Baker

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Jenny Oaks Baker — World Renowned Violinist, Wife, Mother, Christian

Wright Where You Are

Jenny Oaks Baker's journey from toddler to virtuoso violinist is inspiring at every level. She's played around the world, topped the Billboard charts, and millions have watched her YouTube channel.Yes, she's worked hard at being the best, but always put family first. She's trusted her talents, but never more than she's leaned on the Lord.For more information about Jenny's music and events, visit www.jennyoaksbaker.com

34mins

13 May 2021

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Ep. 153 - Jenny Oaks Baker - Grammy nominated violinist

Latter Day Lives - Talking with Latter Day Saints

America’s Violinist, Jenny Oaks Baker is a Grammy Nominated, Billboard No. 1 performer and recording artist. She received her Master of Music degree from the renowned Juilliard School in New York City and her Bachelor’s Degree in violin performance from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.She has performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Strathmore Hall, the Library of Congress and as a guest soloist with The National Symphony, Jerusalem Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, Utah Symphony, and the internationally acclaimed Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Over the years Jenny has collaborated with such luminaries as Gladys Knight, Kurt Bestor, Marvin Hamlisch, and the former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.Jenny has released fifteen studio albums since 1998. They have sold nearly a million copies and consistently chart on Billboard. Jenny’s emotionally stirring music has also been featured on the soundtracks of many films, and her popular music videos can be viewed on her Youtube Channel. Jenny, her husband Matthew, and their four children reside in SLC, UT. Jenny and her children perform together throughout the world as Jenny Oaks Baker & Family Four. www.jennyoaksbaker.com

1hr 12mins

21 Sep 2020

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Jenny Oaks Baker and Family Four - Handling Social Media and "Amazing Grace"

A Woman's View with Amanda Dickson

KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson sits down with Jenny Oaks Baker and Family Four to talk about how they handle social media with their performing and just being teenagers. Plus they play "Amazing Grace." See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

10mins

17 Aug 2020

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Jenny Oaks Baker and Family Four "Sound of Music Medley"

A Woman's View with Amanda Dickson

KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson sits down with Jenny Oaks Baker and Family Four, her four incredibly talented children, to talk about what it's like to perform together. Jenny's favorite moment on stage with them was performing for President Nelson's 90th birthday celebration. They performed the Sound of Music medley for him, and they perform it for us here. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

8mins

17 Aug 2020

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Jenny Oaks Baker and Family Four - "Israel Israel God Is Calling"

A Woman's View with Amanda Dickson

KSL Newsradio's Amanda Dickson sits down with Jenny Oaks Baker and Family Four. Amanda has a brief chat with each of Jenny's children - Laura, Hannah, Sarah and Matthew about their instruments and how young they were when they started before they perform "Israel Israel God is Calling."See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

9mins

17 Aug 2020

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A conversation with America's Violinist - Jenny Oaks Baker

Finding the Floor - A thoughtful approach to midlife motherhood and what comes next.

“My parents helped me understand that I have been given a gift and I had a responsibility to develop that gift.”  Camille had the great pleasure of talking with American’s Violinists’s Jenny Oaks Baker.  In this episode Camille catches up with Jenny, a friend from high school, and learns more of her journey to become a premier concert violinist.  They talk about Jenny’s work ethic, her time at the National Symphony and her decision to leave that position to be home more with her children.  She shares how that decision became a true blessing as she has been helping them grow in their talent and is able to play with her children now as Jenny Oaks Baker and Family Four. She talks about her faith in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and staying true to her beliefs and developing her gift that she feels has been given to her by God. Camille is so grateful Jenny had the time to share a little piece of her life with her and hopes you enjoy learning more of Jenny's journey.

44mins

3 Jul 2020

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55: Polishing Our Gifts - Jenny Oaks Baker

UPBEAT with Parker Kane

In this episode I sit down with Jenny Oaks Baker! She is a phenomenally talented musician and overall person :) And ... we talk about just that - polishing our gifts and talents. Hope you enjoy! Check out Jenny's website http://www.jennyoaksbaker.com/ and find her Facebook page. If you're listening on Apple - subscribe, rate, and review! If you're listening on other apps - hit the follow and auto-download options! Thanks for listening! patreon.com/parkerkane

28mins

13 Jan 2020

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Swing 4 Cancer Cruise w/Kurt Bestor & Jenny Oaks Baker, Missionary Pickup, Cruises, Africa, Cambodia, and more!

The Travel Show

1hr 32mins

27 Apr 2019

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Episode 67: #LightTheWorld – Jenny Oaks Baker

Latter-day Saint Perspectives

Tune in as Taunalyn Rutherford interviews Jenny Oaks Baker about being a mom, concert violinist, and performing with her children.America’s Violinist, Jenny Oaks Baker is a Grammy Nominated, Billboard No. 1 performer and recording artist. She received her Master of Music degree from the renowned Juilliard School in New York City and her bachelor’s degree in violin performance from the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia.She has performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Strathmore Hall, the Library of Congress, and as a guest soloist with The National Symphony, Jerusalem Symphony, Pittsburgh Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Utah Symphony, and the internationally acclaimed Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Over the years Jenny has collaborated with such luminaries as Gladys Knight, Kurt Bestor, Marvin Hamlisch, and the former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.Jenny has released fifteen studio albums since 1998. They have sold over half a million copies and consistently chart on Billboard.  Jenny’s emotionally stirring music has also been featured on the soundtracks of many films, and her popular music videos can be viewed on her Youtube Channel.   Jenny, her husband Matthew, and their four children reside in SLC, Utah. (Bio courtesy of official website.)

34mins

1 Dec 2017

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Be an Instrument in the Lord’s Hands | An Interview With Jenny Oaks Baker | #LighttheWorld

Leading Saints Podcast

Interview Transcript Available BelowJenny Oaks Baker is the daughter of Elder Dallin H. Oaks (4:15) Jenny started playing violin at age 4 and she says that her faith evolved as her talent evolved. She saw her prayers answered as she performed and was able to be comforted and to do her best. She was also strengthened by priesthood blessings. She received her Bachelor’s degree from The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia and her Master’s degree at Julliard. She met her husband while attending Juilliard and they were married in the temple. She was invited to join the National Symphony and continued with them until her 4th child was born. Heavenly Father has blessed her with lots of opportunities to perform since that time. She was nominated for a Grammy for her “When you Wish upon a Star” album. She talks about receiving her Grammy nomination and how grateful she was for that honor and how it opened doors for her. She realizes the gift that it was, and is grateful for her affiliation with Shadow Mountain Records. Her husband and family help to keep her centered. She is busy raising them, keeping things done at home, and doing her music on the side. 2:55 - spoke of re-evaluating her music career.6:26 - She practiced violin hours and hours a day. Her patriarchal blessing indicated that Heavenly Father had a plan for her. She says her parents encouraged her to reach her potential. She is very grateful that the Lord has lit her path.8:06 - How do we encourage children in their musical talents? She always hated practicing, but knew she needed to practice to play well. She loved to perform and so she would practice to perform. Her mother would set up home performances, community performances and many opportunities for her to perform, which helped her to improve. Those performances kept her going. The performances keep her practicing. She LOVES to perform. Now, she only practices when she has a performance. She doesn’t practice now just to practice, due to busy home, children. As she grew, it became more about sharing her gift with others and reaching her potential.11:44 – Finding her gift for music: The moment she found her “gift” was when she was asked to play for Pres. Hinckley’s 90th birthday celebration in the conference center. Since she knew she loved to perform, and she wanted to showcase her talent. She was 22 and just completed her Masters. She offered some violin virtuoso pieces as options. President Hinckley requested something slower and more well known. This was a disappointment, and wondered how that would “show her skills”. But she offered “Believe me if all those endearing young charms”, and “Hoedown from Rodeo”. Pres. Hinckley requested only the slow piece and she was really worried. Before the performance, the producer spoke to those performing and reminded them that the program wasn’t about them, but it was about President Hinckley and bringing people together and feeling the unity of the church. The chosen song fit so beautifully into the program. It was a great lesson in following the prophet, and that he knew more about music than she did, even though she had just graduated from Juilliard. This helped me become a different artist. How can my music impact people and touch them and bring them together and help them feel Gods love. It’s not about “showing people how I play”, it is a bigger purpose. When she needs to be reminded what she is doing it for - she says, “The Lord will have a humble Jenny”.16:40 – Being an instrument in the Lords hands: It’s not about us, but about how we share our gifts. This is a good message for lay leaders, about how they can learn and grow and serve and become an instrument in Gods hand. She relayed a memory of a talk by her father to missionaries, using a pen as an object lesson. The pen does what the master requires. He encouraged them to be an instrument in the Lord’s hand. We can be more effective as a tool for Him.

40mins

19 Nov 2017

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