Tucked back on the outskirts of Detroit's Avenue of Fashion, adjacent to the famed 8 Mile Road, sits Baker's Keyboard Lounge.The legendary jazz venue started as a sandwich shop in 1933, but began booking pianists when Clarence Baker felt there needed to be music in the building during his shifts.
In the time since, Baker's has become a historic place in the lexicon of jazz, as it has acted as host to performances from Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Sarah Vaughn, Nat King Cole and many more. "It's brick and mortar, but it's bigger than that," says current Baker's owner Hugh Smith. "It's a jewel here in the city of Detroit."
When Smith was looking to replace the venue's aging sound system, he reached out to Paul Johnson at Vintage King. Johnson took on the task of outfitting the storied jazz club with a new QSC monitor set-up that allowed musicians and the audience to hear performances better than ever.
Learn more about Paul Johnson's live sound system upgrade and the history of Baker's Keyboard Lounge by watching our video below. If you're interested in learning more about our live sound services, please contact us via email or by phone at 888.653.1184.