Enclosures: 5th Mode of Harmonic Minor

Starting on the root of the V7(b9) chord, experiment with with adding a pickup 8th note on the “and” of the 4th beat.  *This is intended to be memorized.  Use the written music as a guide.

Download the exercise here: 5th mode of harmonic minor enclosures

Modes of Major Exercise

Learn and memorize in all 12 keys.  Free PDF: Modes of Major Starting on C

Jazz at University of Indianapolis

Excited to join the Jazz Faculty at University of Indianapolis this fall!  Duties will include individual trumpet class, rehearsals, brass sectionals and masterclasses.  IMG_6266.JPG

Original Release!

Very pleased to announce the release of my first single with Cartilage Osseux Records!  You can purchase and stream the new Anna Karina virtual 45 on most of the larger formats including; iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, Soundcloud and Amazon.

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Gerald Bailey trumpet and production, Leslie Beukelman vocals, Elliot Ross guitar, Anthony Abinanti mix consultant and Raphael Crawford trombone.

The Walkmen at the Vic Theater Friday Janurary 18th

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I’ll be playing trumpet in the Walkmen horn section this evening. I hope they kill it like they did at pitchfork a few years ago. They even bring their very own piano with them everywhere they travel.