Blue Pie recording artist Dave Sharp & The Secret Seven are honoured to perform at the historic Baker’s Keyboard Lounge in Detroit on May 13, 2011 at 8pm. Baker’s is the nation’s longest running jazz club located at 20510 Livernois Avenue.
Many famous musicians have played at Baker’s Keyboard Lounge since its opening in 1939, such as Louis Armstrong, John Coltrane, Oscar Peterson, Fats Waller, Errol Garner, Art Tatum, Tommy Flanagan, Pat Flowers, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald, George Shearing, Cab Calloway, Betty Carter, Gerry Mulligan, Sonny Stitt, Kenny Burrell, Barry Harris, Donald Byrd, Earl Klugh, Pepper Adams, and Miles Davis who have all performed at the club.
In 1986, Baker's was designated as an Historic Site by the Michigan State Historic Preservation Office. The historic significance of the site is stated as follows: Baker's Keyboard Lounge has significance as Michigan's jazz mecca and Detroit's oldest jazz club in continuous operation. Founded in May 1933 by Chris Baker as a restaurant and piano bar, the present jazz orientation of the club has been firmly in place since 1939. Baker's Keyboard Lounge has hosted the greatest names in blues and jazz since that date. Some of the musicians who have played the club include: Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Oscar Peterson, George Shearing, Sarah Vaughn, Joe Williams, Maynard Ferguson, Cab Calloway, Woody Herman, Modern Jazz Quartet, and Nat "King" Cole; to name but a few.