Kenny Baker

Kenny Baker led an ex­cit­ing West Coast swing out­fit dur­ing the last half of the 1930s. He in­tro­duced vo­cal­ist Liz Tilton. Betty Van, Marguerite Lew, and Hank Hartiz also sang for the band. A vo­cal group called the Jitterbugs ap­peared with Baker as well. Many of his mu­si­cians went on to form the nu­cleus of Stan Kentons or­ches­tra. Baker recorded sev­eral sides on the Keystone la­bel.