Lessons, Clinics and Special Presentations

Leslie Baker Music Instruction (LBMI)

With the new year comes another chance to give grammar school concerts all over L.A. that teach about Jazz.  I am very happy to once again participate in this program with bandleader Dr. Bobby Rodriguez and his very talented band.

We continue to bring Jazz music and history to young ones
We continue to bring Jazz music and history to young ones. Thanks to our sponsors, LAJS, Herb Alpert Foundation, MPTF. Photo Joe Weinroth
Recognition from the City of Angels
Recognition from the City of Angels for our work in schools. Photo Joe Weinroth
Maria Martinez, Darrick Edmondson, Bobby Rodriguez, Leslie, Oscar Hernandez. Photo: Greg Lloyd
Maria Martinez, Darrick Edmondson, Bobby Rodriguez, Leslie, Oscar Hernandez. Photo: Greg Lloyd
Drawing by Student.
Drawing by Student.
Mark XX, Maria Martinez, Bobby Rodriguez, Leslie, Oscar Hernandez. Photo: Greg Lloyd
Mark Miller, Maria Martinez, Bobby Rodriguez, Leslie, Oscar Hernandez. Photo: Greg Lloyd
Drawing from a student
Drawing from a student
Bobby Rodriguez, Maria Martinez, Leslie. Photo: Greg Lloyd
Bobby Rodriguez, Maria Martinez, Leslie. Photo: Greg Lloyd

Leslie is on faculty bringing BASS and JAZZ Improv to  Pasadena Suzuki Music Program

and is currently accepting a few private students.

Topics covered include bass, music theory, songwriting and improv for all instruments.

Workshops and presentations available with complete rhythm section.

 

 

Fall at Silverlake Branch Library
Fall at Silverlake Branch Library

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Jazz in Schools

Commendation from the City of Los Angeles, 2012
Commendation from the City of Los Angeles, 2012

 

Praise from a child participating in the Jazz In Schools program:

Drawing from a student
Drawing from a student
Jazz in Schools with Maestro Delbert Taylor
Jazz in Schools with Maestro Delbert Taylor
Student Questionaire
Student Questionaire

Thank you Stephanie & CBS!!!

Click me to see the CBS news report on the Jazz in the Schools Program.
Click me to see the CBS news report on the Jazz in the Schools Program.

Jazz in Schools, Feb. 2014 for 6th year with Maestro Delbert Taylor (received 2013 Educator Award from LAJS) & Friends.

Maria Martinez, Maestro Delbert Taylor, Leslie
Maria Martinez, Maestro Delbert Taylor, Leslie
Leslie being recognized by the City of Los Angeles.
Leslie being recognized by the City of Los Angeles.
Recognition from the City of Angels
Recognition from the City of Angels

Photos from 2015: 

Maria Martinez, Darrick Edmondson, Bobby Rodrigues, Leslie, Oscar Hernandez. Photo: Greg Lloyd
Maria Martinez, Darrick Edmondson, Bobby Rodrigues, Leslie, Oscar Hernandez. Photo: Greg Lloyd
Bobby Rodriguez and Leslie. Photo: Greg Lloyd
Bobby Rodriguez and Leslie. Photo: Greg Lloyd
Mark XX, Maria Martinez, Bobby Rodrigues, Leslie, Oscar Hernandez. Photo: Greg Lloyd
Mark XX, Maria Martinez, Bobby Rodrigues, Leslie, Oscar Hernandez. Photo: Greg Lloyd
Leslie jammin'. Photo: Greg Lloyd
Leslie jammin’. Photo: Greg Lloyd
Darrick Edmondson, Maria Martinez, Bobby Rodrigues, Leslie, Oscar Hernandez. Photo: Greg Lloyd
Darrick Edmondson, Maria Martinez, Bobby Rodrigues, Leslie, Oscar Hernandez. Photo: Greg Lloyd
Bobby Rodrigues, Maria Martinez, Leslie. Photo: Greg Lloyd
Bobby Rodrigues, Maria Martinez, Leslie. Photo: Greg Lloyd
Maria Martinez (drums), Dr. Bobby Rodriguez (group leader & trumpet) Leslie Baker (bass), Andre Delano (saxophone) & Oscar Hernandez (piano). Photo: Greg Lloyd
Maria Martinez (drums), Dr. Bobby Rodriguez (group leader & trumpet) Leslie Baker (bass), Andre Delano (saxophone) & Oscar Hernandez (piano). Photo: Greg Lloyd
Bobby Rodrigues, Maria Martinez, Leslie Baker, Oscar Hernandez, Andre Delano. Photo: Greg Lloyd
Bobby Rodrigues, Maria Martinez, Leslie Baker, Oscar Hernandez, Andre Delano. Photo: Greg Lloyd
Maria Martinez, Leslie Baker, Andre Delano, Oscar Hernandez. Photo: Greg Lloyd
Maria Martinez, Leslie Baker, Andre Delano, Oscar Hernandez. Photo: Greg Lloyd