About Gerald Bailey

Gerald Bailey has performed with Belle and Sebastian, Mumford & Sons, The Walkmen, 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.

Faraway Plants live in Chicago, IL March 27

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).

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Komorebi

Komorebi is the Japanese word used to describe sunlight as it passes through trees.  In this piece I play rich tones on the marimba which are paired with heavily dubbed spikes of zither.  Each timbre enters representing the light passing through leaves and branches.  At about midway through the improvisation, a trumpet enters soaring over the scene like a bird of prey.   Listen and download here: Komorebikomorebincweb