On his show on his love of jazz.
Clint Baker was born in 1971 in Mountain View California. He first became interested in Jazz when he received a stereo system with some Count Basie and Benny Goodman records as a gift from his folks. Around the same time he started listening to KMPX, a local big band and traditional jazz radio station as well as the weekly Turk Murphy broadcasts on KJAZ out of San Francisco.
Clint is a child of Bay Area radio. One of his life's dreams was realized when he was asked to work as a co-host with Bay Area radio legend, man on the street, Mal Sharpe. That was the clincher. Clint had already been running his own band since he was a teenager and had worked with guys like Bob Helm, Leon Oakley, and other members of the Turk Murphy Jazz Band. Clint still holds forth in one of the longest running regular trad jazz gigs in the Bay Area; Friday nights at Cafe Borrone in Menlo Park. That's when he's not teaching jazz history or traveling with other great bands like Grand Dominion, The Hot Club of San Francisco, or the Yerba Buena Stompers.
Be sure to catch Clint on Breakfast, Dance & Barbecue every Sunday morning at 6am.