About Gerald Bailey

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.

Father John Misty at Auditorium Theater

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!

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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/

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Dark Matter Coffee + Charles Mantis

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.comIMG_3990

Datura Inoxia Release Party

Charles Mantis will celebrate the release his full-length record Datura Inoxia in Chicago this coming Thursday June 29th at The California Clipper.  The night will feature The Nate Lepine Trio and Leslie Beukelman on vocals.  Drop in for a dark night of beats, jazz and a free copy of Datura Inoxia.

Faraway Plants – Logan Arts Festival

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.