Macrame Brass Live at California Clipper Friday July 5

Macrame Brass weaves jazz, soul and Latin music into a brass band design. A celebration of the music of Chicago with a New Orleans flavor. This project features hard working creatives in a street band setting. Acoustic music with a hint of dub, beats and synths.

Band, Orchestra and Technology Masterclass in Indianapolis

It was so nice to work with the jazz students of the Symphonic Youth Orchestra at Marian University in Indianapolis!  We talked about improvisation and the combination of technology and acoustic instruments in practice and performance.

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Download the new Faraway Plants!

Faraway Plants is available on most formats including iTunes, Spotify and Amazon Music.  Cover design by Sara Kay.  IMG_4801.PNG

Interview with Voyage Chicago

Thanks so much to Voyage Chicago for the feature!  Talked music, influence and growing up in the lower Midwest.  Check it out here: http://voyagechicago.com/interview/art-life-gerald-bailey/

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.