Clint Baker

Redwood Coast Music Festival 2019 Performing Artist

Clint Baker is a powerhouse multi-instrumental traditional jazz musician performing on cornet, trumpet, trombone, clarinet, saxophone, guitar, banjo, tuba, string bass, and drums.


Baker started playing clarinet in 1980. His first school band director needed trombonists and quickly switched Clint to trombone. Baker is an autodidact and in the years that followed he would learn additional instruments including tuba, tenor banjo, and drums. In 1984 he organized and led his first traditional jazz band: “Greasy Kid Stuff” and in 1988 this band appeared at the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Jubilee with Baker leading the band on cornet. Baker has performed at the Sacramento Traditional Jazz Jubilee (now called the “Sacramento Music Festival”) every year since 1988.


After high school Baker began working full-time as a freelance musician. In 1990 he created Clint Baker’s New Orleans Jazz Band and began performing on Friday nights at Cafe Borrone in Menlo Park, California. He has been leading his band there (now called the “Cafe Borrone All-Stars”) for the past 27 years.

Clint Baker’s New Orleans Jazz Band has appeared at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and at the Monterey Jazz Festival. The band has toured festivals in the US and Canada extensively.


Baker has appeared with the Jim Cullum Jazz Band on Riverwalk Jazz, and has been featured on other radio programs including Sunday Night Suites, Morning Cup Of Jazz, Talk Show Live, The Annals of Jazz, and Back On Basin Street (which he engineered and co-hosted with radio personality Mal Sharpe).

Currently Baker performs regularly with: The Yerba Buena Stompers (tuba), The Delta Stompers (guitar/banjo), Hot Club of San Francisco (bass), The Cafe Borrone All-Stars (misc.), The Reynolds Brothers Rhythm Rascals (clarinet, trombone, and bass), The Ray Skjelbred Quartet/Ray Skjelbred and His Cubs (bass), The Grand Dominion Jazz Band (trumpet) and Usonia Jazz (misc.).


Baker is also a noted jazz educator. He taught on staff with the Jim Cullum Jazz Band at the Stanford Jazz Workshop in California. He frequently guest lectures at San Mateo Community College and the Community School of Music and Arts at Finn Center. He has taught music to elementary school children at the East Palo Alto Academy. And for the past 12 years he has been a faculty instructor at the AFCDJS Adult Jazz Camps teaching trumpet (1997, 2008–2009), banjo and guitar (1998–2000) string bass and tuba (2001–2007), and trombone (2010–2011). He is currently the Staff Archivist for the San Francisco Traditional Jazz Foundation and a life member of the Stanford University Music Library.








Clint Baker's Hot 5
Clint Baker's Hot 5

Performance Times:

VENUE                               DAY                      START 

Clint Baker's Jazz Band - Clint Baker, trumpet/trombone/leader

Nate Ketner, reeds            Ryan Calloway, reeds         Katie Cavera, guitar

Sam Rocha, Bass              Riley Baker,  drums            Jessica King - vocals


Special guest appearances by:

Charlie Halloran, Ben Polcer, Josh Gouzy, Jeff Hamilton, Howard Miyata

And more!  

Adorni Center                    Thursday               7:30pm

Hot Baked Goods with Clint Baker

Adorni Center                    Thursday               9:00pm

Hot Baked Goods with Clint Baker

Eagle House                       Friday                   3:00pm

Ben Polcer's Swingin' Six - Clint & Riley Baker

Municipal Auditorium         Friday                   6:00pm

Carl Sonny Leyland & Charlie Baty - Clint Baker

Sequoia Center                  Friday                   9:00pm

Clint Baker's Jazz Band with Riley, Nate Ketner, Katie Cavera, Sam Rocha, Jessica King, Ryan Calloway, Howard Miyata

Municipal Auditorium        Saturday               1:30pm

Sam Rocha & His Really Cool Friends - Clint & Riley

Municipal Auditorium        Saturday               3:00pm

Hot Baked Goods with Clint Baker

Municipal Auditorium         Saturday              6:00pm

Carl Sonny Leyland & Charlie Baty - Clint Baker

Morris Graves                     Saturday               9:00pm

Carl Sonny Leyland's House Party - Clint Baker

Sequoia Center                  Saturday               7:30pm

Clint Baker's Saturday Night Special - Riley, Nate Ketner, Katie Cavera, Ben Polcer, Charlie Halloran, Josh Gouzy, Ryan Calloway, Jessica King

Sequoia Center                  Sunday                 1:00pm

Clint Baker's Jazz Band with Riley, Nate Ketner, Sam Rocha, Katie Cavera, Jeff Hamilton, Ryan Calloway, Jessica King

Red Lion Pacific                 Sunday                 5:00pm

Marc Caparone's Armstrong Allstars - after party