A two-hour FREE concert - Baker's Brew is an experimental jazz group that comes out of the vast experience of its leader, veteran drummer Maury Baker.
Maury Baker began as a founding member of Ars Nova, a classical-rock group signed with Elektra Records. After that, the next step was touring with Janis Joplin, performing at Woodstock and several other classic festivals of the day. He can be heard on her first solo album, “I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama” and can be seen playing with Janis in multiple videos on YouTube.
Next came touring with Tim Buckley and recording his legendary "Starsailor" record. A live recording of Maury from his time on the Tim Buckley / Frank Zappa tour has been released, 'Little Dots' from the Zappa Records label. Maury is featured in an entirely improvised 24 minute piece with Zappa and his Petit Wazoo Orchestra.
In his career, Maury has performed, toured and / or recorded with Jimi Hendrix, Carlos Santana, Ron Carter, David Benoit, Jimmy Haslip, Johnny and Edgar Winter, Tom Jones, Jackson Browne, Van Morrison, Seals & Croft, Judy Collins, Phil Ochs, Trini Lopez, R.B.Greaves, Booker T. Jones, Tom Paxton, Bobbie Gentry, Theodore Bikel, Zoot Money, Scott LaFaro, Pepper Adams, David Amram, Henry Franklin, Otmaro Ruiz, Austin Peralta and Zane Musa among many others.
Baker's Brew represents his long-standing ambition to combine all of these diverse experiences into an experimental jazz group he calls Baker’s Brew, which uses total improvisation to create compositions on the spot.
Saturday, January 19 at 8:00pm to 10:00pm
24266 Main Street., Newhall, CA 91321