Composer, Arranger, Copyist

In 2014 I had the pleasure of working as an arranger with JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, The Million Dollar Quartet, The CCM Jazz Ensemble, The Al Sofia Orchestra and a long list of private clients needing wedding ceremony and event music. I’m looking forward to booking many new projects in the coming year!

Advertisements

Black Bear Combo at the White House

black bear white house 2013

left to right: Rob Pleshar, Gerald Bailey, Ehsan Ghoreshi, Dersu Burrows, Doug Abram.

This past week I had the pleasure of joining the Chicago based Balkan brass band entertaining military families for a Halloween party at the White House.  The band debuted a new orange and black costume designed by saxophonist Doug Abram.

Trumpet Classes this Fall

I’m excited to open my studio up to a whole new batch of students this fall!  If you or your son or daughter are interested studying please contact me at geraldmbailey@gmail.com to set up an audition time.

Sound Tribe Sector 9

This past weekend I had the opportunity to play in the horn section with sts9 for a sold out crowd at the congress theater.  I can’t think of a better way to spend the Saint Patrick’s weekend!  The other musicians in the horn section included Dave Levine (of Low Down Brass  Band) on sax and Brent Sanders on trombone.

Black Bear Combo at the Milwaukee Ave Arts Fest

Black Bear Combo at the 2010 festival.

Black Bear Combo is a four to six member brass/reed band. It is described as a raucous mutt channeling the common energy between traditional music from eastern Europe and the Balkans, punk rock, and free jazz.  The band will be performing on the main stage of the Milwaukee Ave Arts Fest on Sunday July 31st at 2pm.

Black Bear Combo at Star Lounge 4th of July Party

Black Bear Combo at Star Lounge

Black Bear Combo at Star Lounge, July 4th, 2010

Star Lounge coffee throws and annual 4th of July party that will be held this Sunday, July 3rd, 2011.  Black Bear Combo will be playing again this year. The image above is from last year’s event; photo credit: David J. Hanus.