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Chris and Dawn have worked together since 2015, entertaining audiences over the last three seasons on more than 50 cruises and 100 performances on American Cruise Lines’ Queen of the West,  American Pride, and American Song riverboats. 

In addition, Chris and Dawn have performed at a variety of establishments throughout the northwest, including some of the region’s landmark entertainment venues—Arrivaderci Wine and Jazz, Vie de Boheme, South Fork, Grant House, Ilani Casino, Pleasant Harbor Marina, and others. 

Chris and Dawn are recognized for their precise vocal harmonies and arrangements, and for Chris’ musical and technical piano skills. Chris and Dawn have a large and diverse repertoire, and specialize in popular music from the late-50’s to the mid-70’s. Some of the best-known artists they perform include: Burt Bacharach, Petula Clark, The Carpenters, Johnny Cash, Patsy Cline, The Everly Brothers, The Mama’s and Papa’s, Frank Sinatra, Dione Warwick, and many more (see repertoire list on website). Besides their acumen for choosing popular songs, Chris and Dawn cover a wide variety of music from the American song book—including jazz standards, classic country, Motown, and old time Rock’n’Roll.             

Dawn Fitzgerald studied voice in Los Angeles with 2005 Latin Grammy Award nominee, Alba Quesada, and with Broadway icons Eileen and Walter Farrell in Hollywood. Dawn studied acting at the Pasadena Actors Workshop under the tutelage of Michael Murphy. Dawn’s performance venues include Radio City in Anaheim, the Icehouse in Pasadena, and the Mackinaw Island Summer Music Festival on Mackinaw Island, MI.    

Chris Baum has performed professionally throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. Chris studied classical piano at The Eastman School of Music (Rochester, N.Y), the Aspen Summer Music Festival (Aspen, CO), and The Manhattan School of Music (New York, N.Y.), and studied Jazz piano at The City College of New York (New York N.Y.) 

Chris received his Master’s degree in Conflict Resolution from Portland State University (Portland, OR). 

Chris worked as band Leader, band member, and soloist on more than 150 cruises, (and more than 300 performances) for Delta Queen Steamboat Company, Holland America Cruise Lines, and Colour Line Cruises out of Oslo, Norway. He was Musical Director for Hay City Theater’s production of Tony and Tina’s Wedding in Portland, OR and Baltimore, MD. Chris acted as Musical Director and Producer for Ghanaian Master Drummer, Obo Addy, and arranged his feature work for The Kronos String Quartet’s CD, Pieces of Africa, Washishijay (“Our Beginning”) on Elektra Records. Chris is currently the band leader, lead vocalist, keyboardist and arranger for the Portland-based Chris Baum Project, a.k.a. Kid Charlemagne, a 12 piece band that performs exclusively, the music of Steely Dan.  

Chris has studied, recorded, and/or shared stages with: Ron Carter, Joe Chambers, John Lewis, Lewis Nash; Boz Scaggs, Ry Cooder, Anthony Jackson, Victor Wooten and Steve Jordan; The Chiffons, The Drifters, and Nu Shooz; The Portland Youth Philharmonic and The Marylhurst Symphony orchestra. 

Chris’ performance venues include Portland’s Civic Auditorium, The Rose Quarter, Providence Park, Portland Zoo Concert series (Portland, OR.); CBGB’s, The Village Gate, and The Bitter End (New York, NY); Slim’s (San Fransisco), The Palomino Club (Los Angeles), The Belly Up (San Diego), and many more.



Vocals, Piano / Chris Baum
Vocals / Dawn Fitzgerald



2019 DATES



Alfie- -Bacharach/David

(The) Girl From Ipanema- -Carlos Jobim

(The) Lady is a Tramp- -Frank Sinatra

A man and a woman- -Francis Lai

Abraham- -Martin and John Dion

Ain't misbehavin'- -Fats Waller

All of me- -Gerald Marks, Seymour Simons

Alright, OK, You Win- -Mayme Watts/Sid Wyche

Always Something There to Remind Me- -Bacharach/David

Angel From Montgomery- -Bonnie Raitt

Anyone Who Had a Heart- -Bacharach/David

Apples, Peaches, Pumkin Pie- -Jay and the Techniques

Are You There With Another Girl- -Burt Bacharach

At Last- -Etta James

Bare Footin'- -Robert Parker

Be My Baby- -The Ronettes

Beyond the Sea- -Jack Lawrence

Blue Heaven- -Fats Domino

Blue Skies- -Irving Berlin

Blue Suede Shoes- -Elvis Presley

Blueberry Hill- -Fats Domino

Bright Lights, Big City- -Jimmy Reed

Bring it on Home- -Sam Cooke

By the Time I Get to Phoenix- -Glen Campbell

California Dreamin'- -The Mamma's and the Papa's

Can't help falling n love- -Elvis Presley

Catch the Wind- -Donovan

Cheek to Cheek- -Irving Berlin

Cherry- -Cherry/Neil Diamond

Chuck E’s in Love- -Rikki Lee Jones

City of New Orleans- -Arlo Guthrie

Close to you- -The Carpenters

Country Roads- -John Denver

Cowboys to Girls- -The Intruders

Cracklin' Rose- -Neil Diamond

Crazy- -Patsy Cline

Cry Me a River- -Ella Fitzgerald

Dancing in the Streets- -Martha Reeves

Danny's song- -Loggins and Messina

Darling, Be Home Soon- -The Lovin' Spoonful

Didn't I Blow Your Mind- -The Delfonics

Do You Know the Way to San Jose- -Bacharach/David

Do You Know What it Means to Miss New Orleans- -Eddie Delange and Louis Alter

Dock of the Bay- -Otis Redding

Don't be Cruel- -Elvis Presley

Don't Know Why- -Nora Jones

Don’t sleep in the subway- -Petula Clark

Downtown- -Petula Clark

Dream a Little Dream- -The Mamma's and Papa's

Everything I Know About the Blues- -Delbert McClinton

Fields of Gold- -Sting

Fire and Rain- -James Taylor

Fly Me to the Moon- -Frank Sinatra

Folsom Prison Blues- -Johnny Cash

Galveston- -Glen Campbell

Georgia on My Mind- -Ray Charles

God, Give Me Strength- -Bacharach/Costello

Great balls of fir- -Jerry Lee Lewis

Here Comes My Baby- -The Tremeloes

Here Comes the Sun- -The Beatles

Here's That Rainy Day- -Van Heusen

Hey Good Lookin'- -Hank Williams

Hit the Road- -Jack

Hound Dog- -Elvis Presley

House at Pooh corner- -Loggins and Messina

House of the rising sun- -The Animals

I Fall to Pieces- -Patsy Cline

I just called to say I love you- -Stevie Wonder

I left my heart in San Fransisco- -George Cory/ Douglass Cross

I Say a Little Prayer For You- -Bacharach/David

I Think I'm Better Off With the Blues- -Delbert McClinton

I walk the line- -Johnny Cash

I'll Never Fall in Love Again- -Bacharach/David

I'm Beginning to See the Light- -Ellington, George, Hodges and James

I'm Going To Jackson- -Johnny Cash

I'm Old Fashioned- -Kern/Mercer

If I Fell- -The Beatles

In the Misty Moonlight- -Dean Martin

It's Alright (Have a Good Time)- -Curtis Mayfield

It's Now or Never- -Elvis Presley

Jackie Wilson Said- -Van Morrison

Jackson- -Johhny Cash

King of the Road- -Roger Miller

Knowing When to Leave- -Burt Bacharach

Leaving on a jet plane- -Peter, Paul and Mary

Long Ago and Far Away- -Jerome Kern/Ira Gershwin

Love can make you happy- -Mercy

Mack the Knife- -Kurt Weill

Makin' Whoopie- -Walter Donaldson

Moon River- -Henry Mancini

Moon Shadow- -Cat Stevens

My Girl- -The Temptations

My Guy- -Aretha Franklin

My Romance- -Rodgers and Hart

My Way- -Frank Sinatra

New York State of Mind- -Billy Joel

New York, New York- -Frank Sinatra

One Less Bell to Answer- -Bacharach/David

Ooh Child- -The Five Stair steps

Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone- -Sam Stept

Raindrops Keep Falling on my Head- -Bacharach/David

Ring of Fire- -Johnny Cash

Rockin' good way to mess around- -Brook Benton/Clyde Otis

Runaway- -Del Shannon

Sailing- -Christopher Cross

Satin Doll- -Duke Ellington

Sentimental Journey- -Les Brown/Ben Homer

She Caught the KATY- -Taj Mahal

Shotgun- -Jr. Walker

Smoke gets in your eyes- -Jerome Kern

Solitary Man- -Neil Diamond

Someone To Watch Over Me- -George and Ira Gershwin

Something- -The Beatles

Something Stupid- -Frank and Nancy Sinatra

Song sung blue- -Neil Diamond

Spanish Eyes- -Bert Kaempfert

Stand by me- -Ben E. King

Strangers in the night- -Bert Kaempfert

Summertime- -Gershwin

Superstar- -Delaney and Bonnie

Sweet Caroline- -Neil Diamond

That's it, I Quit- -Sam Cooke

That's Life- -Frank Sinatra

The Girl from Ipanema- -Carlos Jobim

The Lady is a Tramp- -Rodgers and Hart

The Tennessee Waltz- -Pee Wee King

The Theme From Arthur- -Bacharach

These Dreams of You- -Van Morrison

This Guy's in Love- -Bacharach/David

Til You Come Back to Me- -Franklin/Lauper

To Love Somebody- -The Bee Gees

To Sir with Love- -Lulu

Under the Boardwalk- -The Drifters

Valley of the Dolls Theme- -Andre and Dory Previn

Walk on By- -Bacharach/David

Walkin' after midnight- -Patsy Cline

Walkin' to New Orleans- -Fats Domino

Wedding Bell Blues- -Bacharach/David

What Does it Take- -Jr. Walker

What the World Needs Now- -Bacharach/David

Where is the Love- -Donny Hathaway and Roberta Flack

Wichita Lineman- -Glen Campbell

Wild World- -Cat Stevens

Witchcraft- -Frank Sinatra

You Are Everything- -The Stylistics

You are the sunshine of my life- -Stevie Wonder

You really got a hold on me- -The Beatles

You Send Me- -Ben E. King

You've got a friend in me- -Randy Newman

Your Mamma don't dance- -Loggins and Messina