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!
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
Last night I had the opportunity to play with the great Father John Misty in a beautiful theater. Always an honor to play for such an attentive audience. Amazing show!
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.
Playing trumpet with Belle and Sebastian this evening in Chicago. They are featuring solo trumpet and a full string section.
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/