Gerald Bailey has performed with Belle and Sebastian, Mumford & Sons, The Walkmen, Ty Segal, Syl Johnson, The O’Jays, JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound and Richie Cole. He has performed for the Obama administration at the White House in 2009 and 2012 with Black Bear Combo and appeared in the Hollywood movie Public Enemies.
Gerald provides trumpet performance, original compositions, orchestrations, arrangements, transcriptions, copy work and electronic sequencing. He has appeared on countless recordings for Bloodshot Records, Warner Bros, Jump Up, Rabbit Factory and his original music is currently featured on Cartilage Osseux Records.
He has a Bachelors degree in trumpet from the University of Cincinnati and a Masters in composition from DePaul University.
Over the past few months I have had the pleasure of working on an original mix tape with Dark Matter Coffee. The release pairs with their Datura Inoxia (Devil’s Trumpet) blend. Download, stream and order the limited addition cassette at charlesmantis.com.
Faraway plants is playing the monument stage this Saturday June 24th at 2:30. This weeks lineup will feature Quin Kirchner on drums, Anthony Bruno on Saxophone, Bass and myself on electronics and trumpet.
This coming Sunday May 28th Charles Mantis is playing The Whistler with some talented musicians. Join us this Memorial Day weekend! Jovia Armstrong – percussion, Nate Lepine – Saxophone, Matthew Davis – trombone, flute and myself on Trumpet and electronics (op1 and sp404).
My new trio is playing at the Whistler as part of their Relax Attack Jazz Series this coming Monday March 27th at 9:30 pm. Admission is free and we will be playing two sets of loop based compositions and jazz.
Faraway Plants is Gerald Bailey (trumpet, sampler), Anthony Bruno (saxophone, bass) and David Agee (drums).