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Anthony James Baker: Bio

Anthony James Baker (Guitarist) Born in England, Anthony James Baker grew up listening to the greats whilst learning to play the guitar and also taking some time to create his own unique style. He began playing at an early age in pubs and clubs in Kent and in the 1980's hooked himself into the London music scene, where he recorded with many pop phenomenon's including members of Tears For Fears, Big Country and chart topping Swiss band Magic Power.

A new decade, a new continent; Anthony jumped the pond and made his way to Los Angeles, where he studied with the likes of Norman Brown, Scott Henderson, Frank Gambale and also attended the Grove School of Music. Then , moving on and becoming a resident of Colorado, he became a part of the Denver musical community, all the while developing his fiery guitar playing into a smooth, rich signature sound. Anthony has performed at many venues, including the Winter Park Jazz Festival, sharing the stage with Michael McDonald, Tower of Power, BWB, Norman Brown, Ramsey Lewis and many other jazz greats. Anthony's debut Album "Anthony James Baker" features Sax-man Nelson Rangell on several tracks and there is also a live Album available.

Working on a new album Anthony enlisted the help of friend and hit producer Darren Rahn to produce some new tunes – the result being “Looking Ahead” a five song EP released in 2009 His music is featured on American TV and radio stations globally,as well as digital download sites such as iTunes , Amazon , Rhapsody and many others. Returning back to the UK to live in 2007, Anthony became involved with Zorchid Music in a collaborative venture to set up a smooth jazz group in the UK with other top class UK-based musicians and in 2011 released his new “unplugged” album titled Acoustic Window. Having performed at many London Venues and throughout the UK , Anthony returned to the USA in 2012 and now resides in Las Vegas , Nevada where he is writing and performing his music.

AJB Band archive footage