I offer live music for a variety of circumstances. I’ve worked as a leader and a side person with groups of many sizes (to fit your budget) and styles.
At the Husdson Loft in DTLA we celebrate a wedding. One forward thinking bride loved my sound so much she requested me alone for her festivities before the full live band came on to really keep the party going. We had a wonderful time.
Doug Legacy piano and vocals with Leslie Baker bass, Gary Ferguson drums, John David guitar, sing alongs: Leslie, Marguaret Love, James Janisse at the 1st annual MadCatfish Blues Festival held Labor Day Week End 2015 at the beautiful Santa Anita Race Track.
I get requests for this one.
Accordion in the mix.
This is a fun, much covered by many great bands, blues song by J.J. Cale that I like singing and playing.
“Must be Jelly Baby”
Eric Ekstrand Trio featuring Leslie Baker on Bass and Vocal for this version of “East of the Sun”. Eric on keys, Tsugumi Shikano on drums.
Trio jazz continues after more than 13 years! Come celebrate with us @ Colombo’s
in Eagle Rock with the Eric Ekstrand Trio featuring Leslie Baker on Sunday evenings 6-10pm when we present Jazz that is fun. On Monday evenings from 8 pm until midnight the trio hosts a jam session. Singers and instrumentalists are welcome to sign up and join in. It’s throw back, it’s Cheers, it’s fun!
Recorded at the Ranch Cabin studio, “Linus and Lucy” Eric Ekstrand Trio version:
Check out the recording Tsugumi and I made with Ken:
Music is a great healer…..reminder to “Accentuate the Positive”
From Askew Blew “Gotta Travel On”
Leslie gets a lead vocal at this jam session/party at the Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center, Leimert Park CA Thank you saxophonist Donna Schwartz for creating and sharing this video.
Here’s what they’re saying about Leslie’s producing:
“Thank you for allowing me to use your studio and for preparing a CD for my choir to use. We’ve been friends for many years and I treasure our friendship. Peace & Love,”
Dee Dee McNeil
“I’ve enjoyed many gigs with my friend bassist Leslie Baker. What fun it was when she invited me to be an early participant in her grand experiment:recording at home in her ok corral. The relaxed encouraging atmosphere created by Leslie in her producing role and her right hand person, recording engineer Paul Chevalier made for a very fun time. They let me know how much my talents are appreciated. We came up with a bass and vocal duet that I am glad to have recorded.Thanks Leslie!”