Bassist and teacher Don Baldini has lived in Vermont for the past sixteen years. Before coming to the area, Mr. Baldini had a professional career as a studio musician in Los Angeles, touring and performing with The Tonight Show, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Mathis, Peggy Lee, Tony Bennett, Helen Reddy, Paul Anka, Nancy Wilson, Teddy Wilson, Andy Williams, Henry Mancini and The Tshiko Akiyoshi/Lew Tabackin Band.
He can be heard on the sountracks of The Little Mermaid, St. Elsewhere, The Love Boat, Charlie's Angels, Jaws II, Disneyworld, Epcot Center and most recently with the Cincinnati Pops "Route 66" recording of the music of Nelson Riddle, whom Mr. Baldini was closely associated with in Los Angeles. he currently appears with the Vermont Symphony, Dartmouth Symphony, Opera North, and The Keene Chamber Orchestra, as well as several local chamber music and jazz groups in the region. Mr. Baldini holds a degree in music from Indiana University and did graduate studies at California State University at Northridge.