Awards and Accolades

Recognition as living legend of Jazz and Blues 2017 by Linda Morgan, founder of Living Legends Foundation


#1 Cousin and wife fly in for event honoring Leslie


With my musical family


My Fellow Honoree Yevette Stewart with Linda Morgan and Jim Hughart her great bass playing and loving husband, grandson too!


The Honorees perform.


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How exciting to get this recognition for my work in Jazz and Blues


Joining Tuesday Musicale in Pasadena CA December 2016


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

Voted “Top Jazz Musician South Bay, CA”
2013 Certificate of Commendation from the City of Los Angeles
2012 Certificate of Commendation from the City of Los Angeles
2010 Certificate of Commendation from the City of Los Angeles


“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

The Leslie Baker Trio October 2013
The Leslie Baker Trio October 2013


Your skills are still evolving and I couldn’t be more proud of you.  Keep doing what you’re doing.”
–Al Aarons

Leslie Baker Trio, 2013
Leslie Baker Trio, 2013






Music can flow when the gear is clean and reliable. Always nice to amplify my basses with those little GK combo amps, light weight, big sound, so excellent to use as a monitor.
Leslie backs up Barbara Morrison at Herb Alpert’s Vibrato in Bel Air

“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

“What an amazing experience I had recording my CD at Leslie Baker’s OK Corral recording studio!  It was my first time recording, and Leslie and her staff created a safe and secure environment for me to create artistically. I am so please with the professionalism and personal attention I received. I walked away with a great marketing tool to advance my career. In fact, it was my new CD that  just helped me book a permanent gig at a high end establishment!  Thank you Leslie, and the OK Corral.”
–Elizabeth MacFarland


“Thank you for your incredible chops last night–the crowd became ours due to your patience and wonderful solos. Leslie–fab singing and entertaining and bass supreme. Musicianship on strings and with voice that the audience and your bandmates all love!!!”
–Allan Wasserman

Leslie with Delbert Taylor
Leslie with Delbert Taylor


We continue to bring Jazz music and history to young ones
We continue to bring Jazz music and history to young ones.



“Always a welcome sight on the bandstand, whether as a leader or a sideperson, Leslie Baker has played bass with a countless number of greats including Buddy Collette, Billy Higgins, Terry Lynn Carrington, Floyd Dixon, Vi Redd, and Willie Dixon.”


Drawing by Student.


Drawing from a student


Overture, August 2013


Overture, October 2013


Overture, July 2012



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