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Kenya Baker

Acoustic Guitar from San Francisco, CA - Will travel up to 10 miles
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$300 - $2500 per event
Award-winning guitarist Kenya Baker is a professional musician who toured with well-known bands for many years. Most recently, Kenya was lead guitarist for Grammy Award winner Joss Stone and toured internationally with her for four years. Since gaining custody of his sons a few years ago, Kenya has been performing his solo "acoustic" show locally at wineries, restaurants and lounges, including multiple performances at Yoshi's Lounge in San Francisco and Oakland, as well as for private parties, weddings and corporate events. He plays a variety of music - old school and new school R&B, jazz, blues, pop, easy listening, as well as original compositions. Kenya loves playing songs with great melodies, regardless of genre and his repertoire includes something for everyone.

One thing that sets Kenya apart from other solo guitarists is that he performs and records all his own back-up tracks (drums, bass and rhythm guitar) and then plays live on top of the tracks. This gives a full, complete sound to the music, while allowing Kenya total control of the volume and mix. He can adjust the sound to suit to any setting, from a small intimate room to a large outdoor space. Making his own tracks allows him to make his own arrangement of any song.

Kenya began playing music in his father's church and, as a teenager, was touring on the gospel quartet circuit. Then he became immersed in the Oakland R&B scene in its heyday and played with the finest Oakland musicians, including touring with Lucy Pearl, Digital Underground and Tony!Toni!Tone!. Kenya is a multi-talented musician, composer and music producer. He has a gold album for his original song "Top of the World" (under the name Kenya Gruv) which is featured on the Menace II Society soundtrack, and a platinum album for his collaboration on "The Revival" by Tony!Toni!Tone!. He's worked with other notable artists including Tupac Shakur and Eric Benet. Some highlights of touring with Joss Stone were playing for President Clinton, and performing in the Memorial Concert for Princess Diana where he met Prince William and Prince Harry.

With Kenya, you get a first-class, professional musical experience at a reasonable price. Kenya will work with you to make your event memorable, and his charm and approachability will put your guests at ease. Thank you for considering Kenya for your event.
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2016
Feb
20
Anniversary Party
Oakland, CA
8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2014
Jan
19
Corporate Function
San Francisco, CA
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2013
Sep
29
Community Event
San Francisco, CA
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Ain't That A Kick In The Head
Dean Martin
All Blues
Miles Davis
All Of Me
Jazz Standard
Angel
Anita Baker
Beyond The Sea
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Can't Help My Self
Robin Thick
Careless Whisper
George Michaels
Change The World
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Please note Kenya Baker will also travel to South San Francisco, Belmont, Daly City, Brisbane, Oakland, Sausalito, Alameda, Emeryville, Tiburon, Berkeley, San Bruno, Albany, Mill Valley, Pacifica, Piedmont, Richmond, Corte Madera, El Cerrito, Larkspur, Millbrae, San Quentin, Tamal, Burlingame, San Rafael, Canyon, El Sobrante, Greenbrae, Orinda, San Leandro, San Mateo.
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