Edmond Baker, Jr. aka "Uptown Saxman" was born and raised in Brazoria, Texas, and currently resides in Clute, Texas, both are small towns in Brazoria County, South of Houston, Texas.
He started playing the saxophone in 1982 in the 6th grade, at age 11. And playing in the Jr. High band his 7th-8th grade years, was the only formal musical training he received.
He believes his ability to play is a gift from God because he plays from his soul.
Some of his saxophone influences have been Kenny G., Kirk Whalum, and Vernard Johnson.
In January 2002, after playing for 20 years, he took a leap of faith and pursued his passion as a full-time career.