Andrea Baker: Concerts and Clinics

Andrea Baker is available as a Guest Artist for Concerts, Master Classes, and Clinics. Have Andrea visit your program for one or all of the above services for a very reasonable fee.

While you are at it, why not have her bring saxophone virtuoso Steve Wilkerson along with her for a double treat. You can take advantage of Andrea's wonderful jazz vocal clinic and Steve's woodwind clinic to really liven up your concert or festival!

Spending time with Andrea and Steve can really give your program a boost, and what they have to say and teach about jazz is so enlightening and down to earth, you will wonder why it took you so long to invite them out.

See what educators and others have to say about Steve and Andrea below, then go ahead and make the contact. You won't regret it. Don't be late, because they will book up FAST!!


"Your performance was a little wedge of pure perfection. What splendid music from beginning to end. Andrea, your exquisitely lovely voice and Steve, your incredible music made for a truly memorable evening. I can't remember when we have had the guests sit so still in their seats and so enjoying themselves. Please extend my thanks to Jeff and Barry too. The entire ensemble was so gracious - terrific musicians each and every one of you. I do hope we will have a return engagement." Linda Kahn, Director of Education, Bowers Museum, Jazz at Bowers Series
"Steve, in the past 15 years we have had you and Andrea come out for the Arizona Western College annual JazzFest FIVE times. There must be some reason for this! Oh yes, you guys are the absolute best! The clinics, workshops and performances simply get better each time you are here. I can't tell you how much the guys and gals in the band, all of the students from AWC and the area schools, as well as our concert audiences, enjoy the way you share your talents in ALL respects, not just performance. Your caring and sharing is so much appreciated by all - and well, the performances are always out of this world. I wish we could have you out every year, but I guarantee it won't be long before we share in this experience again. Thank you both for all you do for jazz and music in general." Carl A. Posch, Professor of Instrumental Music, Arizona Western College, Yuma, AZ
Steve, "I remember reading "Bird Lives" sometime in the late ' 70s or so. I remember a picture of Bird playing out of the left side of his mouth. I thought, what a lazy sonofabitch, look at the way he plays! O.k. so I'm an idiot. I tried your advice regarding turning my head to the right and letting only the left tooth contact the mouthpiece. Well, well, well, it worked. After all these years of struggling and in two seconds the problem is solved. Which just goes to show how little technical information about playing the saxophone exists out there. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your advice. Thank you so very very much." Chuck Walker, San Diego
To: Steve Wilkerson I would like to thank you for being the Clinician for the 2007 IAJE All Star Jazz Bands. The small and large school bands rehearsed and performed at the Oklahoma Band Master's Association Convention held July 19 through 21. Rehearsals and the concert proved to be fun and educational to students and directors alike. The concert was OUTSTANDING; I was left with the feeling that Jazz Education is strong in Oklahoma. Mr. Wilkerson topped off the program by performing with the 4A and 5A band to "Europa" by Santana, arranged by Gabe Baltazar. JUST AWESOME! Again thank you for your support of Jazz Education. Jim Davis Chairman IAJE/OBA All Star Band Checotah High School Band Checotah, OK 74426
March 29, 2006 Dear Steve & Andrea, What a blast of a concert - one of our best and we've had a lot! Sincerely, Marcene Grimes Topeka Jazz Workshop
The DVD, Live & in Session, is awesome and inspiring. My favorite is the tune you are playing Bari Sax on. You're the best! Thanks for your inspiration, Steve and Andrea! A Lazy Afternoon is amazing! Awesome, Andrea! Bill Brown Saxophonist
March, 2008 Dear Steve, On behalf of the TJW board, Marcene and I, please accept our congratulations and appreciation for a wonderful two hours of exciting jazz. We hope you enjoyed performing half as much as your audience enjoyed listening----Your selections were well received and reminded us of why we all work so hard to make our TJW jazz concerts continue for another 40 years .Please accept our thanks. Jerry Topeka Jazz workshop
Hi Andrea! The DVD arrived, yesterday. I played it and enjoyed it, very much. I particularly enjoyed his (Steve's)rendition of Stardust (One of my favorites) on Baritone Sax. And your delivery of "Lazy Afternoon" and "Green Dolphin Street" is, quite simply, outstanding!! All the best, to both of you! Joe Searight Des Moines, Iowa
Steve Wilkerson was recently featured as our guest artist in residence with the jazz program at the University of Tulsa. (April 2019) Steve is truly a phenomenal jazz soloist whether featured on flute, clarinet or saxophone. In addition to his virtuosity as an instrumentalist, Steve is also highly gifted as a music educator. Steve proved to be a terrific motivator for our students, bringing a wealth of professional experience, history and humor to his clinics and rehearsals with our jazz bands. I highly recommend Steve Wilkerson as a guest artist and jazz educator for any school music program. Professor Vernon D. Howard Director, School of Music The University of Tulsa
To have two of the most knowledgeable jazz musicians that I know together for three days with my kids was one of the high points of my career. The students never played better! Andreas luscious voice and Steves incredible command of the saxophone, what a treat! Euell Hanna Director of Bands Verdigris Public Schools
Steve and Andrea were featured in a Stillwater Jazz concert in 2018 and their performance was phenomenal! Besides their incredible musical prowess, they had a great rapport with the audience and also presented a very compelling clinic for the band students from all the area schools. Their complete accessibility and superior musicianship make them the perfect clinicians and concert headliners! It was an evening enjoyed by everyone from the band members to the audience. We can't wait to have them back. Kent Taylor, Director Stillwater Jazz
"Hey Steve, Just saw your classical mouthpiece demo. Man, you are just breathtakingly incredible on the horn. WOW!!! Joey DeFrancesco


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