Dorian’s Saturday February 9

A new project of mine called Macrame Brass will be playing Dorian’s in Chicago on Saturday February 9 at 9pm and 12am.  New Orleans brass meets Chicago creatives.

Macrame Brass is Gerald Bailey: Trumpet, Nate Lepine: Tenor Saxophone, Matt Davis: Sousaphone and Trombone and Clif Wallace: Drums.

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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

Tribute to Bix

In celebration of the birth of trumpeter Bix Beiderbecke, I had the honor of playing in the horn section of Josh Duffee’s Graystone Monarchs at the Tribute to Bix festival in Racine, Wisconsin this afternoon.  The band features the talented Andy Schumm on Cornet and members of the Fat Babies band are scattered throughout the personnel.