About Gerald Bailey

Gerald Bailey is a freelance trumpet player in Chicago who currently leads several groups combining acoustic jazz with live music technology. He has performed with Belle and Sebastian, Mumford and Sons, The Walkmen, Ty Segal, Syl Johnson, The O’Jays and JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound. He has performed for the Obama administration at the White House in 2009 and 2012 and appeared in the Hollywood movie Public Enemies. As an educator, he currently an adjunct professor at Moraine Valley Community College, Ableton Live instructor for After School Matters, and a private trumpet teacher at Chicago High School for the Performing Arts and Lyons Township High School. 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, Drag City, Jump Up, Rabbit Factory and his original music is currently featured on Cartilage Osseux Records, Tape of the Month Club and through independent release. He has a Bachelors degree in trumpet from the University of Cincinnati and a Masters in composition from DePaul University.

Check out the new Macramé Brass EP!

https://geraldbailey.bandcamp.com/album/macram-brass

https://geraldbailey.bandcamp.com/album/macram-brass

Shortly before the pandemic Macramé Brass met up at Experimental Sound Studio to record one short set’s worth of music. The idea was to simply capture some of the sounds and ideas that we developed during our monthly residencies at Dorian’s Jazz Club and The California Clipper in Chicago.

Meditation (January 26, 2020) is group improvisation recorded shortly after hearing of the fatal helicopter crash that took the lives of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant.

Mezcal Caravan is an adaptation of a lofi beat instrumental by Charles Mantis that was adapted for the band.

Larb was written to fit the vibe at Dorian’s.

Macramé is a lofi beat instrumental that is sometimes used as an interlude during live performances.

credits

released September 15, 2021

Trumpet, Flugabone, Op-1: Gerald Bailey
Tenor Saxophone, Flute: Nate Lepine
Sousaphone, Bansuri Flute: Matthew Davis
Drums: Clif Wallace
Artwork by Jamie Breiwick
Engineered and Mixed by Ralph Loza at Experimental Sound Studio
Mastered by Nick Broste

Leia’s Theme

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credits

released May 4, 2021
Gerald Bailey: trumpet, flugabone, op-1, rhodes
Leslie Beukelman: vocals
Quin Kirchner: drums
Sounds by Chris Merill
mastered by Nick Broste
produced by Gerald Bailey
design by Jamie Breiwick (bside graphics)