Dr L. Brett Baker, is viewed internationally as a leading brass performer, educator, conductor and presenter. He is Marketing Lead for Denis Wick Products, and continues to be an ambassador for Michael Rath Brass Instruments, long serving Principal Trombone of the Black Dyke and Vice Chair of the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators
As well as a performance schedule of 40 concerts a year, Brett enjoys presenting workshops, specialising in solo performance and band training. Brett has produced over 40 solo albums, 8 under his own label of White River Evocations, which produces and distributes CDs. He has performed as guest soloist on a further 40 CDs. He regularly tours globally as a soloist, teacher, conductor and adjudicator.
As a conductor, Brett has many associations with bands in the North of England, and was guest conductor of the University of Salford Brass Band, the brass band at the Royal Northern College of Music, Thoresby Colliery, Carlton Main Frickley Colliery and the Leyland Band. In 2014 Brett conducted Tongwynlais Temperance at the National Finals of Great Britain. Brett conducted the University of Salford Symphonic Wind Band from 2014-2019. He is Musical Director and tutor of both the Yorkshire Youth Brass Band and the Northeast Midlands Youth Brass Band.
As an adjudicator, Brett is Vice Chair of the Association of Brass Band Adjudicators having judged regularly, the International Trombone Association in the USA, the National Solo Championships in Switzerland, many Association contests, the Scottish Open, Butlins Mineworkers, and the National Finals in the Netherlands and Lithuania, New Zealand and Australia and all the regional area qualifiers for the National Championships of Great Britain.
In 2020 Brett won the ITA Presidents Award for Solo Performance and services to the International Trombone Association.