Holiday Time!

So it’s December.  More music, more fun and a good time to celebrate!

what the hell, another night at Joe's in Burbank with the Eric Ekstrand Ensemble 11-17-2015
what the hell (this is a joke, look carefully at the picture taken by Joe Weinroth), another night at Joe’s in Burbank with the Eric Ekstrand Ensemble 11-17-2015

“Hey Bartender” from live blues gig with Bobby “Hurricane” Spencer  at Roscoe’s in Long Beach

Leslie Baker plays bass and sings for Floyd Dixon, his most famous song with Albert Trepagnier, Jr., a great drummer from New Orleans and long time friend.  We both spent time on the road gigging with Floyd and compare some humorous memories at the end of the audio.

This time of year brings out some sentimentality in me.  Special people in my life come to mind even if they are no longer here with us on earth.

Interested in making your holiday celebrations kicked up a notch? Live music! I can provide for you, think about it……..

Seize the day (or night as the case may be).

Happy Holidays!

Blues Time with Bobby “Hurricane” Spencer

Hi All,

Day after Thanksgiving it’ll be a good idea to do some movin’ and shakin’

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A couple of days before Christmas the band played Jazz/Blues at The Lighthouse in Hermosa Beach

Like Wagman says: “it doesn’t make sense, but blues makes you happy” and with Bobby’s all star band, we are having some fun. So blues lovers, music lovers, check us out at the Seabird Jazz Lounge at Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles in Long Beach.  If  getting to Long Beach is out of the ordinary for you, here’s a chance to spread your chicken wings and discover a vibrant music scene.  We have several dates (check the calendar) coming up starting with Friday November 6.  We play from 9 pm to 1 am.  In the meantime here’s a bit of our rendition of Chicken Shack:

 

This video of  “Chicken Shack” features a bass solo!

Leslie Baker Trio Performances

 Latest Updates

You are invited! 2 free music performances in the 1st week of November 😉

Wednesday evening  Come check out the show I am developing.

“Gentle Rain” Luis Bonfa

This acoustic performance is from 7:00- 7:45 pm upstairs at the corner of Silverlake Blvd. and Glendale Blvd.

Fall at Silverlake Branch Library
Fall at Silverlake Branch Library

Click here to see me in action!

Sunday, November 8 @ 3pm – 5pm

Join Leslie’s trio from 3:30-4:30 pm

C a F e (Community and Faith Exchange) Networking
Vision Theatre – Leimert Park
3341 W. 43rd Street, Los Angeles
Live Entertainment by Bassist Leslie Baker’s Trio featuring Terry Evans, Guitar and Phil Wright, piano at no cost

“Tricotism” composed by bassist Oscar Pettiford performed by Leslie Baker Quartet

The trio is performing at a private home in Pasadena Saturday night November 7 for a family event.

Saturdays 7/18 and 25/15 at the RB Jazz Kitchen

We’re back for three more Saturday nights! June 6, July 18 and July 25…….I added pictures from 6/6/15.  Click read more to see them. Full house, big fun! My own birthday week end and day is filled with gigs! July 25 at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen with the Zydeco Party Band is the exact day.  Calling all Leo’s and friends of Leo’s>>>time for a summertime party!!!

Looking forward to playing gigs with the Zydeco Party Band at Ralph Brennan’s Jazz Kitchen in Downtown Disney 7-11pm Great atmosphere, food, music and we mean PARTY.  The room was packed with an appreciative audience.

 

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ZPB Doug on Piano, Gary Ferguson on drums
fanciest piano in Anaheim
fanciest piano in Anaheim
notice the cymbal on the floor tom?
notice the cymbal on the floor tom?

 

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1st published selfie with Grant Geissman
1st published selfie with Grant Geissman on stage mid set with Zydeco Party Band

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Rockin’ Band

Here we are!

MG and the Ghosts os Echo Park having fun gigging on the west side.
we are bass piano drums gigging!
we are bass piano drums gigging!
photo by Joe Weinroth
Marissa Gomez and the Ghosts of Echo Park

 

Fundraiser for the debut album
Fundraiser for the debut album

Marissa Gomez and the Ghosts of Echo Park have been developing material and an audience for sometime.  It was fun to help them by filling in on the bass chair temporarily.  The 1st recording of this band is coming out soon. I really like their sound. What a great night.

Friday 4/24/15 The Artisan Cheese Gallery

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We’re back at the Artisan Cheese Galley. Friday April 24, 2015!
The Artisan Cheese Gallery is a local, Studio City, hot spot that’s casual, friendly and unique!
I love their wines and the chicken salad has a little kick…. It’s delicious!

We hope to see you.
Linda A. (Smith) … Vocals
Rick Hils ….. Keyboard
Michael Rosen ….Drummer
Leslie Baker … Bass

Special Guest Vocalist …….. Ms. Gabby Friedman

Friday, April 24, 2015
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm only!

Artisan Cheese Gallery
12023 Ventura Blvd (near Laurel Canyon)
Studio City, Ca.  91604
818-505-0207

Hard to find cheeses, great wines, salads, soups, sandwiches.

No Cover  **  No minimum