The Celebrities Choice!!! Edmond Baker, Jr. a.k.a. "Uptown Saxman" has been the Top Gigsalad USA Saxophonist since 2009. He specializes in Upscale Corporate & Private Events, & is the most booked Saxophonist BY FAR. His professionalism, personality, & thirty plus years in the industry, are just a few reasons why you should choose the "Uptown Saxman" to add that extra touch of class to your event.
He also provides the One & Only professional Sax/DJ combo!
Mr. Baker played at my husband’s surprise birthday party. I hired him to play “Happy Birthday “ and a few other tunes when we brought the cake out. My guest absolutely loved it! Mr. Baker was prompt and professional. I will definitely use his services again.
It's was absolutely beautiful. Mr. Edmond did a fantastic job and my guest was very entertained and complimented he sounded so beautiful ❤️
There are no words to describe the amazing gift that this gifted artist has! Professional, respectful with great talent is what I can say about him! Extremely kind and pleasant to work with, and went above and beyond to assist us with our musical needs. Think no further, book this man!!!!
Edmond was great! We all enjoyed his wonderful music!
Added class to my function.
on time, on point, and simply "ON." Edmond was great. I would easily hire him again.
Your presence was appreciated. 😊
To say he was amazing is an understatement. The best of the best! He came to perform at our senior living community and our residents, staff, and family members were blown away by his performance. We will definitely be booking again!
Such a polite and professional gentleman. Music was on point!
Edmond did a fantastic job at my party and received multiple complements. Don’t hesitate to book him, he was a true professional
Edmond is the ultimate best! The vibe his personality the flow of the music it was all just right! Perfect matter of fact!
He was awesome!!!
Wow a wonderful joy it was when "The Uptown Sax Man" played the first note. From the time he arrived until his final not the entire place was enthralled!!
When you need Saxophone entertainment look no further. We will book Edmond again and soon. We have already told all of our friends.
Great job! It’s always a pleasure and I can’t thank you enough for everything!
The Music was beautiful!!!
Awesome animation and entertainment at our private function. Ed was amazing and all the guests were in awe. Such a pleasure to work with and he was able to accommodate us last minute. Highly recommended
Beautiful event . He was on time and serenaded the whole office with great music . Plan on using him again
The Uptown Saxman belted out sweet soulful sounds during my son's graduation dinner at Perry's Steakhouse. The smile on my son's face and his guest said it all. This gifted saxophone player contributed to a signature "Epic Event". When the guest started singing along I knew it was a hit. We were honored and blessed by his sounds. It went right along with our Music Studio theme!. We will definitely hire him again an highly recommend him. Did I mention he was sharp as a tack. Definitely first class..
He was definitely responsive and willing to work! I loved the performance and would definitely recommend!
Could not be more pleased. Mr. Baker performed for residents at our senior living community. They are still talking about him! He was friendly and played wonderfully. We will definitely have him back again!
Uptown Saxman performed very well for our jazz night debut. Great vibes and personality. Our guests loved him!
Edmond was fantastic to have at our wedding cocktail hour. First, he was very easy to contact and communicate with, even during the time during Houston when the power went down. We had an Indian wedding and asked if he would play during cocktail hour, and we were able to plan and allocate accordingly. His music and style was absolutely amazing, and really added an incredible touch to the cocktail hour. Our guests (many of whom haven't even been exposed to jazz in the past) could not stop raving about the music. It was clear he was passionate, professional, and super talented. We thank Edmond so much for his time and music.
Edmond Baker was a pleasure to work with while planning my mother's surprise COVID safe birthday drive by. The musical selection was perfect for setting the tone for the drive-by, which led to an impromptu COVID safe small gathering on the patio. Everyone socially distanced and enjoyed Edmond's saxophone playing, which made for a great atmosphere. People are still complimenting his performance.
Edmond is an excellent Sax player!!!
he was perfect!! totally elevated our holiday party
He was on time, and his music was perfect for our event. Thanks Uptown Saxman!
He is very genuine and knows what he doing he is the best person to book I promise.
Mr. Baker was a complete professional with a "down to earth" attitude that you can relate. We were in a great need for a saxophone player because the one we hired cancelled, but Mr. Baker stepped up and traveled all the way from Houston, TX to Harlingen, TX. His music was so romantic and joyful. All our guest were down-founded by the heart felt music to their ears. He was caring and at tentative to our requests. Let there be misunderstanding - if you want romantic music and a experience professional musician (we) highly recommend this individual for your special event. Thank you Mr. Baker you were a great Blessing!
Baker did a great job at my surprise birthday party. I was very impressed by the different genre of music he played with. His Instrumental selection during our proposal was impeccable.. Definitely a five star ⭐️ selection.
A tremendous thanks to Edmond, who helped make my dear friend's birthday in Houston so special. As we're social distancing in different cities, many of us were on zoom, and I arranged with my friend's sister for Edmond to come over during dinner (social distance of course) and surprise my friend with music. Edmond replied timely to all my questions as we were arranging, and my friend and her family were blown away (as we were!) Edmond, although we were witnessing your music from Toronto, Montreal, and Madison, we enjoyed every moment - thank you!
Wow and wow...the evening with him was far and above what we could have imagined. Truly was blessed by his talent and in awe..we will be definitely be hiring him for future events and have referred him to others.
Incredible service, on time, made this a moment we will never forget.
Edmond Baker Jr. gave a brilliant performance. The smooth sound of his saxophone music made our hearts soar and feet tap. It was truly excellent!! Maureen
Edmond Baker Jr. gave a wonderful performance for our housed-in residents. Social Distancing has been challenging for folks and we wanted to brighten their day with some Saxophone tunes. Edmond, you were Superb!!
Thanks again for the joyful tunes and making the day just a little bit Brighter! Maureen
Uptown Saxman was GREAT! He was so professional and his music was beautiful. He added so much class to my event (1/25/2020). My guest and I truly enjoyed his music. If you are looking for a talented and professional saxophonist look no further.. Uptown Saxman is your guy! Thanks Roslynn
Versatile; very accommodating to our numerous requests.
Especially grateful for the duets with Mom on the piano!
I hired Edmond Baker Jr to perform at our family reunion June, 24 at the Marriott Hotel in Houston, Texas. We got the DJ package where he performs with his son. They were a fantastic duel. Edmond Saxophone playing was perfection and his son Darin singing and dancing was magical. I had almost everyone asking me if he was lip syncing. They added the very special touch our family reunion banquet needed. Our next reunion is in Las Vegas and we are going to do our best to get them to Vegas to perform again. As the organizer of the reunion, I am forever indebted to them for making me good.
I am not one to write reviews, But for this I will.
Edmond .. you were professional on time and courteous. Our 8th anniversary will be one to remember because you put your special touch with the sax.
We will definitely be using you again in the future!
Saxophonist was more than anticipated had priceless performance. Professional and elegant performer that is highly recommended if love smooth jazz, blues or other genre played via sax.
AWESOME performance friends and family very impressed. Will definitely request his services again at my next party.
Edmond was wonderful, and made our party a huge success with his music.
He was prompt in responding to our correspondence, very punctual and a great asset to our birthday celebration evening.
Edmond was a professional that I enjoyed working with for this event. He was at the venue early and he was ready to perform. He played for an evening event and it was awesome!! I definitely recommend him for any corporate, social, and business events.
Edmond Baker was amazing! From day one the communication was excellent. He's a busy man and although my event was very small and lowkey, I always felt like a priority. He is very professional and gifted. Thank you Mr. Baker for making my special day even more special!
Edmond played two songs at my wedding. He was great and arrived on time (even early) and fulfilled everything he was hired to do. He is a great musician (sax) and I would highly recommend him.
Edmond was awesome!!! He had the mood flowing from the first song! I will definitely use him again for any future events!
It is my pleasure to recommend Edmond Baker. He is a very talented musician and was a pleasure to work with. He was a hit at our party and everyone loved him. I would definitely hire him for our next special event!
Edmond Baker Jr. is just what you need for your corporate event. He sets the tone and seems effortless. Guests enjoy the atmosphere he creates. Recommend for Corporate events
I had the pleasure of listening to this talented man work his magic for hours last evening @ The Moroccan Martini Event in San Antonio, TX. I work many events myself and was hired as an entertainer as well. I know professional entertainment and he is it!!! Classy music and appropriate professional attire. He really puts thought and detail into his work. You will be highly please when you book Edmond Baker Jr for your next event! :-)
Mr. Baker, aka Uptown SaxMan, is an exceptional talent that made the private party booked at my bosses' home a huge success. The ease with which he communicates, very responsive, quite adaptable and agreeable to fluid changes (indoors? outdoors? dress? audience?) he adjusts his repertoire of music to the crowd (to liven up or wind it down) and is in tune to the host as well. Quite an accomplishment! It was a delight to work with Mr. Baker and hope I have a need for his talent again in the future. Outside of his musical talent, he is an honorable, delightful man.
Mr. Edmond Baker, Jr. the "Uptown Saxman" was a hit at our wedding reception! He set a joyful mood and everyone loved him!! We got several compliments about our "DJ/Saxophone artist." To top things off, I, the Bride, did not get the schedule or the song list to him until the night before the wedding!! Mr. Baker was patient, understanding, encouraging, and flexible! He put me at ease. The songs I had chosen for the DJ section did not copy to his computer well, so he had tons of songs with no titles, and he handled the situation calmly and with grace. He managed to play all of the right songs at the right time even without the titles (i.e. Bride and Groom first dance...) and he kept the mood of the reception consistent. I was extremely impressed and definitely recommend his services!! I am also very thankful to have found a DJ that holds our same convictions morally! I did not have to worry about having cussing or unfriendly music!! I loved it!! Thank you so much Edmond!!
Best Sax Player in the Houston area! Great skills and professional attitude. If Edmond does not satisfy you ...Nobody will.
What to Expect
First Class Service, Professionalism, Punctuality, Personality, Business Attire, Top of the Line Equipment, Great Music!
Edmond Baker, Jr. a.k.a. "Uptown Saxman" is the Top Saxophonist on Gigsalad. He is a Five Star Performer, & he travels all over the Country providing entertainment for corporate & private events.
He also provides the One & Only professional Sax/DJ combo!
Past Booked Events
|August 17, 2023 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Corporate Event|
|July 22, 2023 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Birthday Party|
|May 27, 2023 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 06, 2023 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Religious Celebration|
|March 30, 2023 • 8:00pm - 8:45pm||Surprise|
|March 18, 2023 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Birthday Party|
|March 17, 2023 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|December 03, 2022 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Personal Occasion|
|November 26, 2022 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Birthday Party|
|October 08, 2022 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 21, 2022 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Retirement Community Event|
|June 18, 2022 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm||Grand Opening|
|May 20, 2022–May 21, 2022 • 11:30pm - 12:15am||Birthday Party|
|May 14, 2022 • 8:30pm - 9:30pm||Graduation|
|May 14, 2022 • 4:00pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|May 07, 2022 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Birthday Party|
|April 02, 2022 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Birthday Party|
|March 04, 2022 • 10:30am - 10:45am||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|January 07, 2022 • 1:30pm - 3:30pm||Birthday Party|
|November 13, 2021 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm||Personal Occasion|
|November 13, 2021 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|November 05, 2021 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|September 05, 2021 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm||House Party|
|August 26, 2021 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Birthday Party|
|August 19, 2021 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
|August 13, 2021 • 11:00am - 11:30am||Surprise|
|August 11, 2021 • 7:00pm - 7:45pm||Birthday Party|
|July 31, 2021 • 7:00pm - 7:30pm||Surprise|
|July 24, 2021 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 17, 2021 • 7:30pm - 8:00pm||Birthday Party|
|June 04, 2021 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Dinner Party|
|May 29, 2021 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Graduation|
|February 20, 2021 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|February 16, 2021 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm||Holiday Party|
|February 06, 2021 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Birthday Party|
|February 05, 2021 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Weekly/Recurring Performance|
|January 22, 2021 • 6:00pm - 6:45pm||Anniversary Party|
|December 13, 2020 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Birthday Party|
|December 12, 2020–December 13, 2020 • 11:30pm - 12:15am||Cocktail Party|
|December 09, 2020 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Surprise|
|October 02, 2020 • 9:30pm - 11:00pm||Anniversary Party|
|September 27, 2020 • 12:00am - 12:15am||Wedding Engagement|
|September 05, 2020 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|August 22, 2020 • 3:30pm - 6:00pm||Dinner Party|
|July 25, 2020 • 7:00pm - 7:45pm||Birthday Party|
|July 22, 2020 • 8:00pm - 8:30pm||Birthday Party|
|June 26, 2020 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|June 09, 2020 • 8:00pm - 8:30pm||Birthday Party|
|May 08, 2020 • 8:00pm - 8:30pm||Wedding Engagement|
|April 30, 2020 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Corporate Event|
|April 29, 2020 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Corporate Event|
|April 18, 2020 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Birthday Party|
|January 25, 2020 • 7:00pm - 7:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|December 07, 2019 • 8:30pm - 9:30pm||Birthday Party|
|August 24, 2019 • 2:00pm - 2:45pm||Birthday Party|
|June 23, 2019 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Reunion|
|December 28, 2018 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Restaurant/Bar Event|
Wide variety of familiar favorites, standards, classical, r&b, gospel & original jazz instrumentals.
Influences & Inspiration
Kenny G, Kirk Whalum, Gerald Albright, David Sanborn