Celebrating Our 53rd Season!

7:30pm at The Otesaga Resort Hotel60 Lake Street, Cooperstown, NY
Friday, March 24, 2023

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Tickets are available online and may be available at the door the evening of the show.

Cooperstown Concert Series presents
Kofi Baker’s Cream Faith

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Playing the music of Cream and Blind Faith

You know the songs – White Room, Sunshine of Your Love and Can’t Find My Way Home – now you can experience all the classic rock hits of Cream and Blind Faith performed live by Kofi Baker’s newest project Cream Faith.

Son of legendary drummer Ginger Baker, Kofi Baker is a name synonymous with drumming excellence. Without question, Kofi not only continues, but extends the family legacy, with outstanding skills, drive and dedication to his craft.

Kofi’s first live performance was with his father on the cult UK tv music show “The Old Grey Whistle Test” – at just six years of age he proved he had inherited more than just his father’s name. In the early 80’s, Kofi and his father played drum duets throughout Europe, amazing audiences with complex African polyrhythms. Later, Kofi toured with John Ethridge (Soft Machine) and gigged in London with Steve Waller (Manfred Mann) and Randy California (Spirit). He also toured Europe with Steve Marriot’s Humble Pie.

During the 1990’s Kofi toured with Jack Bruce in Budapest, signed with Scotty Brothers Records and recorded the album Lost City, cut Abstract Logic with Jonas Hellborg and Shawn Lane and toured extensively – including more drum duets with Ginger Baker.

In 1994, Kofi headed off to the USA and for some time lived with his father in Colorado. Footage of this can be seen in the highly regarded documentary ‘Beware of Mr. Baker.’

In 2015 Kofi joined The Extreme Guitar Tour with Uli Jon Roth -former Scorpions lead guitarist, with Vinny Appice (John Lennon, Rick Derringer, Black Sabbath, DIO, Black Sabbath) and Vinnie Moore (UFO).

Later that year he attended the CREAM reunion concerts at Madison Square Garden and following these historic shows, started to develop and evolve his ‘Cream Experience’ band.

After leaving Colorado for LA, Kofi continued to play extensively and also set up his own drum school which spawned many loyal fans and pupils. Anyone taking lessons or attending his clinics can testify to his easy, friendly manner and the excellent way he communicates his passion to others.

In 2017 he was invited to become an integral part of The Music Of Cream 50th Anniversary Tour, which began in Australia & New Zealand and has subsequently played hundreds of shows across Australasia, the U.S.A and the U.K.

This project continues to grow and when between these tours, Kofi concentrates on his side project, Kofi Baker’s Psychedelic Trip. Celebrating classic cuts from the late 60’s & early 70’s with other top session musicians.

On February 17th, 2020, Eric Clapton invited Kofi to perform with him, his band and very special guests, at a tribute concert organized to celebrate the life, times and music of Ginger Baker.

This new project, Kofi Baker’s Cream Faith, hones in on just the music that his father helped create, and is truly re-exploring the Legacy that was passed down to him.  It’s the project that is closest to his heart, that he wants to share and truly keep alive and well.

Friday, April 7, 2023

7:30pm at

The Otesaga Resort Hotel
60 Lake Street
Cooperstown, NY
Map and Website


Visit the band’s website

Tickets are available online and may be available at the door the evening of the show.


September 14, 2021 Cooperstown Concert Series announces their 52nd Season with two November concerts confirmed at the Otesaga Resort Hotel Ballroom: Roanoke, November 6 at 8pm and The Brit Pack, November 27 at 7:30pm. Keep an eye out for additional details of our full season – coming soon!

After years spent rising through the ranks of the independent music scene, Roanoke has grown into a seasoned, road-tested rock outfit, retaining an affinity for storytelling and rich vocal harmony that has won over audiences time and again. A 5 piece band fronted by Taylor Dupuis and Joey Beesley, Roanoke’s robust touring schedule has sharpened the skills with which this quintet crafts their songs, a sound at once timeless and youthful, seamlessly blending a 70’s aesthetic with modern sensibility and mysticism.

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The most authentic British Invasion experience this side of the Atlantic!

Formed in 2011 by British session musicians based in NYC, The Brit Pack take their audience on a
journey through a dynamic blend of British classics known and loved by all, including The Beatles,
Rolling Stones, Queen, David Bowie, Elton John, The Who, Oasis, Radiohead, The Police, Amy
Winehouse and many more.

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May 4, 2021

Most performances in the 2020-21 concert season were canceled due to COVID-19. 

However, as restrictions loosened up in the late spring of 2021 we were able to present one show. On May 22, 2021 The Oshima Brothers played to a COVID restricted full house of 140 guests! Great time had by all, so good to hear live music again!

August 27, 2020

Cooperstown Concert Series had four concerts planned, on our way to a full six season season in 2020-21. Then COVID happened.

As of today, our 2020-21 season is cancelled. We do hope that we can begin planning 2021-22, when that becomes viable for our audience, artists and volunteers.

March 3, 2020

Due to COVID-19 and the increasing amount of precautionary cancellations happening in our area, Concert Series is cancelling the March 21 Black Feathers show.

Not the way we intended to end our 50th season, but we want our audience, and our artists, to be safe for year 51.

All individual ticket purchases will be refunded in the coming days.

The John Jorgenson Quintet played before an audience that seemed to be on its feet from the first notes.

It was a triumphant return for the Grammy-winning guitarist, who first appeared for Concert Series 10 years ago.

(Photos by Jackie Parry, Randy Smith and Bill Francis).

As they did almost 12 years ago (to the day!), the Alexis P Suter Band played to a packed house at the Otesaga Hotel. Another amazing show, powerful, emotional, aggressive and fun!

(Thanks to Christine Chen and Jackie Parry for the photos).

Today, Cooperstown Concert Series presented Julia Perdue, Director of the Cooperstown Food Pantry, a check for $250.

The most recent show in Concert Series’ 50th season, the Penny Knight Band, raised money for the Food Pantry.

As we’ve done for 50 years, Cooperstown Concert Series appreciates our village and all who make it so wonderful.

(From left to right: Jeff Katz, Treasurer, Cooperstown Concert Series, Julia Perdue, Director, Cooperstown Food Pantry, and Jim Hill, Co-director Cooperstown Concert Series).