R&B legend and Blue Note artist Anita Baker will perform the “Star Spangled Banner” Thursday, June 10th, before hotly contested Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers at TD Banknorth Garden in Boston. The ultimate winners are a jump ball, but Anita’s performance is sure to be a slam dunk!
The performance will be televised live on ABC in the U.S. and to a worldwide audience in 215 countries and territories beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET.
Anita Baker is currently in Nashville in the studio recording her forthcoming album due out in the Fall. Baker will be producing the album with Nathan East, Daniel Moore, George Duke and others. The album will include collaboration with Snoop Dogg on a “big, lush” version of Curtis Mayfield’s ‘Give You My Love’ that she promises “is going to raise eyebrows.” The rest of the album will be original material.