Gigs

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.

 

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Leslie rockin’ with great drummer Gary Ferguson 🙂
it's a breeze
it’s a breeze

 

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Gotta sing a bit. It’s fun!

“Must be Jelly Baby”

 

Lucky me
Lucky me

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

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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:

 

Fundraiser for the debut album
Fundraiser for the debut album for Marissa Gomez and the Ghosts of Echo Park
photo by Joe Weinroth
Marissa Gomez and the Ghosts of Echo Park
Marissa is a wonderful singer and songwriter. I'm glad she thinks my bass playing is sassy.
Marissa is a wonderful singer and songwriter. I’m glad she thinks my bass playing is sassy.
Leslie at Josephine's Cerritos with Tsugumi Shikano
Leslie at Josephine’s Cerritos with Tsugumi Shikano

Check out the recording Tsugumi and I made with Ken:

A Dixieland set with the Tom Sullivan Band preceded fireworks in Lacy Park, San Marino CA
A Dixieland set with the Tom Sullivan Band preceded fireworks in Lacy Park, San Marino CA 7/4/15
just finished our set with pianist vocalist Steve Likens
just finished our set with pianist vocalist Steve Likens

Music is a great healer…..reminder to “Accentuate the Positive”

With Charlie Owens. Photo by Joe Weinroth.
With Charlie Owens. Photo by Joe Weinroth.
With Maestro Delbert Taylor
With Maestro Delbert Taylor
Leslie, Charlie Owens, Maria. Photo by Joe Weinroth.
Leslie, Charlie Owens, Maria. Photo by Joe Weinroth.
PHouse. Photo by Joe Weinroth.
PHouse. Photo by Joe Weinroth.
Russian River Festival, 2006. Photo by Joe Weinroth.
Russian River Festival, 2006. Photo by Joe Weinroth.
With Floyd Dixon at Russian River Festival, 2006. Photo by Joe Weinroth.
With Floyd Dixon at Russian River Festival, 2006. Photo by Joe Weinroth.

 

Russian River Festival, 2006. Photo by Joe Weinroth.
Russian River Festival, 2006. Photo by Joe Weinroth.
Bobby Rodrigues, Maria Martinez, Leslie. Photo: Greg Lloyd
Bobby Rodrigues, Maria Martinez, Leslie. Photo: Greg Lloyd
In Pasadena. Photo by Joe Weinroth.
In Pasadena. Photo by Joe Weinroth.
House of Music & Entertainment, Beverly Hills
House of Music & Entertainment, Beverly Hills
Leslie at Holiday Celebration Club, with Joel Scott, Perlene Thurston & Gary Gibbons.
Leslie at Holiday Celebration Club, with Joel Scott, Perlene Thurston & Gary Gibbons. Photo by Joe Weinroth.

 

Jacksonville, Florida JazzFest
Jacksonville, Florida JazzFest
At Casa Adobe, Ventura
At Casa Adobe, Ventura. Photo by Joe Weinroth.
Acoustic Bass Guitar at Columbo's, Eagle Rock -- with Arnie Rios
Acoustic Bass Guitar at Colombo’s, Eagle Rock — with Arnie Rios.

From Askew Blew “Gotta Travel On”

At Columbo's Eagle Rock with Stephan Oberhoff
At Colombo’s Eagle Rock with Stephan Oberhoff.
I'm all about that bass. Photo by Joe Weinroth.
I’m all about that bass. Photo by Joe Weinroth.
Terry Evans, Thurman Green, Gildo Mahones, Al Aarons receiving award for the band, Leslie Baker, Carl Randall and the most incredible drummer Earl Palmer! What a band!
Terry Evans, Thurman Green, Gildo Mahones, Al Aarons receiving award for the band, Leslie Baker, Carl Randall and the most incredible drummer Earl Palmer! What a band!
Leslie with Barbara Morrison, Phil Wright, and Charles Small
Leslie with Barbara Morrison, Phil Wright, and Charles Small. Photo by Joe Weinroth.
Leslie with Bobby Rodriguez and Frank Wilson at Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill
Leslie with Bobby Rodriguez and Frank Wilson and Ricky Woodard at Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill. Photo by Joe Weinroth.
Al Aarons Jazz Caravan with announcer Chuck Niles.
Al Aarons Jazz Caravan with announcer Chuck Niles. Photo by Joe Weinroth

 

With Tony Grosso
With Tony Grosso. Photo by Joe Weinroth.
With Ricky Woodard and Frank Wilson
With Ricky Woodard and Frank Wilson. Photo by Joe Weinroth.
With Ricky Woodard and Frank Wilson
At Vibrato in Bel Air with Phil Wright, Barbara Morrison and Lee Spath. Photo by Joe Weinroth.
Eric Ekstrand and I doing one of many fun gigs with Mark Tortoricci. Boy do we miss him! Photo by Joe Weinroth.
With Dr. B and Fred Wesley
With Dr. B and Fred Wesley. Photo by Joe Weinroth.
With Charlie Owens
With Charlie Owens. Photo by Joe Weinroth.
Leslie and Dr. B
Leslie and Dr. B. Photo by Joe Weinroth.
With Barbara Morrison and Lee Spath
With Barbara Morrison and Lee Spath. Photo by Joe Weinroth.
Honoring Delbert with Maria Martinez
Honoring Delbert with Maria Martinez. Photo by Joe Weinroth.
Cicada Club, downtown Los Angeles
Cicada Club, downtown Los Angeles. Photo by Mary Portillo.
Cafe 322
Cafe 322. Photo by Joe Weinroth.

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.

AVO Orchestra
AVO Orchestra. Photo by Joe Weinroth.
At The Grove
At The Grove. Photo by Joe Weinroth.

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!”
Laura Pursell

At The Cat and Fiddle, Hollywood
At The Cat and Fiddle, Hollywood. Photo by Joe Weinroth.