Internationally renowned bass player Phil Baker has been a member of Pink Martini since 2003, appearing with the band across the globe and alongside some of the most acclaimed symphony orchestras in North America. Having recorded on over one thousand jazz, rock, pop and blues albums, Baker is one of the West Coast’s premiere bass players. Baker toured with Diana Ross for nine years appearing with her on The Tonight Show and sharing the stage with her during her legendary concert, “Diana Ross – Live At Central Park.”
Baker has also performed with jazz legends Eddie Harris, Joe Henderson, Bobby Hutcherson, Sonny Stitt, Diane Schuur, Tom Scott, Les McCann and Ernie Watts among hosts of other revered musicians. He took the stage, playing bass at the prestigious Motown 25 with Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and Linda Ronstadt. Baker has toured with Gino Vannelli and played on his Yonder Tree CD. Recently, Baker has appeared with Nat Adderley, Scott Hamilton and Joe Lovano. Baker, who has also appeared on The Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O’Brien, HBO, American Music Awards and Winter Olympics productions, has taught hundreds of bass students and dozens of clinics.