Luncheon with Rick Baptist
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 – 11:30am
Catalina’s Bar & Grill
6725 Sunset Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90028
Rick Baptist joined the American Federation of Musicians union at age 12 with dreams of becoming a studio musician. Now a renowned trumpet player known around the world, he moved to Los Angeles in 1979 and has performed on more than 1,300 motion picture soundtrack scores, including Pixar’s “The Incredibles” and the studio’s upcoming “Inside Out.” Baptist served as first trumpet on the Academy Awards show for 30 years, the Emmys for nearly three decades, and has performed with major recording artists such as Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban, and Michael Bublé. In December 2014, Baptist was elected the new vice president of the Hollywood musicians union, AFM Local 47.