Paxton K. Baker

Paxton K. Baker is the Executive Vice President and General Manager of Centric, a BET and MTV network. An entertainment industry veteran, he is also the President of BET Event Productions. Baker began his association with BET in 1992 when the company sponsored the first St. Lucia Jazz Festival. He began consulting with BET in 1993 and helped to launch the Jazz Channel in 1996. Prior to joining BET, Baker was president and founder of PKB, which he began in 1988. From 1990 to 1993, PKB produced and purchased talent for the Aruba Jazz and Latin Music Festival, the Amsterdam Drum Jazz Festival, and the Trinidad Pan Jazz Festival. During that time, PKB also toured such acts as Gloria Estefan, Herbie Hancock and Wynton Marsalis throughout the Caribbean and South America.