Pa. trumpeter still going strong after 80 years

November 10, 2014 3:53 PM

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The award-winning veteran trumpeter has played venues in 48 states and Canada, participated in national radio broadcasts and taken the stage with numerous notables. He has performed for illustrious politicos, from Gov. Milton Shapp to President Ronald Reagan.

Baird played with Doc Severinsen — who would later be the leader of the NBC Orchestra on "The Tonight Show" — and pianist-conductor-composer Skitch Henderson. Baird backed up famous singers, including Rosemary Clooney, Peggy Lee and Eydie Gormé. He did a live coast-to-coast broadcast with legendary ...

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