Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz at ChiArts

It was a honor to work as the February guest instructor with the the jazz students at Chicago High School for the Performing Arts.  We worked on a series of topics related to creative arranging and improvisation.  Keep an eye out for these talented musicians!

Christmas Soul

I recently had the joy of working on a song for the Amazon Christmas Soul Compilation with Chicago soul legend JC Brooks.  Check out Back Door Santa here: https://www.amazon.com/Back-Door-Santa-Amazon-Original/dp/B07771D6Q9/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1511987281&sr=8-1&keywords=jc+brooks+back+door

Christmas Soul

City of Chicago: Fifth Star Awards

Celebrate Chicago’s creativity at the Fifth Star Honors, a night of stars under the stars honoring legendary Chicago artists Common, Jeanne Gang, Kerry James Marshall and The Steppenwolf Theater Company.  Playing in an all-star Chicago lineup backing Rhymefest, Dee Alexander, JC Brooks, Sam Trump, Nora O’Connor, Toronzo Cannon and Kelly Hogan.

Freelance Lifestyle

Honored to interview about life as a freelance artist and educator with the Continuum Design + Web.  Last week I had the chance to sit down and chat with Janelle Reichman a little about travel sized recording rigs, my mobile office and the inner workings of writing, performing and teaching music.   Take a peak:  http://madebycontinuum.com/interview-series-gerald-bailey/