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Son of a (Ginger) Baker plays the Nugget

Valley Journal Staff

Kofi Baker, son of legendary drummer Ginger Bakers, gives a drum clinic in Glenwood Springs on Dec. 27 and plays Carbondale's Black Nugget on Dec. 29. (kofibaker.com)

Aspen, CO Colorado

Kofi Baker, son of legendary Cream and Blind Faith drummer Ginger Baker, comes to the valley for two appearances next week.

First up, Baker will give a drumming clinic at Glenwood Music, 715 Cooper Ave., beginning at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 27. Tickets are $20 and seating is limited. To arrange a private lesson, call Larry at 928-8628 or purchase an advance ticket.

Baker also appears with one of his many band projects, Son of a Baker, at 9 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 29, at the Black Nugget in Carbondale.

Kofi is a popular drum clinician, performing and educating all over the world. He runs The Kofi Baker Drum School in Orange County, Calif.

According to his website, Kofi made his first appearance with his father on a 1975 live TV show called the Old Gray Whistle Test, and he’s been playing before the public ever since.

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The early ’80s found Kofi and his father playing drum duets throughout Europe. Later, Kofi toured with John Ethridge (Soft Machine), gigged in London with Steve Waller (Manfred Mann) and with Randy California (Spirit). He also joined Steve Marriot’s next band after Humble Pie for European tours.

“Highlights of the 1990s for Kofi were a Budapest tour with Jack Bruce, signing to Scotty Brothers Records and recording the album Lost City in ’92, followed by the album ‘Abstract Logic’ with Jonas Hellborg and Shawn Lane in 1994. This was followed by a variety of tours including more drum duets with Ginger.”

Now living in Los Angeles, Kofi formed Tapestry with Ric Fierabracci and Brett Garsed. Kofi then played in OHM, a jazz fusion outfit with Chris Poland (of Megadeth) on guitar and Robert Pagliari on bass.

More recently, Kofi began a new Cream and Blind Faith tribute band project.