Primary Instrument: Trumpet
Chicago trumpeter and composer Gerald Bailey draws from a wide range of musical styles to deliver a fresh new sound. He holds a Bachelors degree in trumpet from the University of Cincinnati and a Masters in composition from DePaul University. He has performed with The O'Jays, Syl Johnson, Richie Cole, Judi Silvano, Balkan clarinetist Jim Stoynoff and The Walkmen. Gerald has appeared on CNN performing at the White House, alongside Diana Krall in the 2009 movie Public Enemies and on ABC News with actor/singer Michael Ingersoll.
Willing to teach:
Advanced students only.
As an educator Gerald Bailey keeps busy teaching master classes and clinics throughout the midwest and teaches privately in the Chicago area. He is the adjunct professor of trumpet at Moraine Valley Community College and has private studios at Northwestern University in Evanston, at Lincoln Way East High School in Frankfort and at Musical Expressions and Ellman's Music in Naperville. For information about in home lessons please write to firstname.lastname@example.org. Expectations in his classes are kept at a high level and many of his students have went on to become music majors, compete at festivals and participate in a wide range of community music organizations.
Clinic topics may vary in anything from finding your own voice to developing personal business skills.