Masterclass with Craig Bailey

Craig Bailey

Craig Bailey is a jazz saxophonist, clarinetist, and flutist who is known for his warm and lyrical sound, as well as the special rapport he develops with his audience. He loves to invite you in on his experiences and history of playing as a jazz musician.

Growing up in Cincinnati Ohio, Bailey developed a love of the saxophone when his brother provided him with an album of Miles Davis, and he heard John Coltrane for the first time. It was at that point he decided to switch his instrument from clarinet to the saxophone.

Bailey has accompanied musicians such as drummer Charlie Persip’s Superband before joining the world-renowned group of Panama Francis and his Savoy Sultans, where he learned about traditional swing music. He then landed an audition with Ray Charles and became Charles’ lead alto saxophonist from 1988 until 2004. While working with Ray Charles, Craig worked with other artists such as the Tana Reid Quintet. While the list of playing with other great musicians is plenteous, he values the experiences and guidance that he has taken from each musician that he has worked with that makes him the historian of music today.

His debut album, A New Journey, was met with critical acclaim and is referenced in “The Encyclopedia of Jazz” (revised by Ira Gitler). His second release, Brooklyn, met with a favorable review in Jazztimes Magazine. Bailey’s other albums releases include Brooklyn Big Band Live at Sweet Rhythm (2009) and Music à la Fleek as Craig Bailey and The Ohio Jazz Players (October 2018).

Bailey joined the University of Cincinnati – College-Conservatory of Music serving as the Associate Professor in Jazz Saxophone studies while still playing music throughout the country and abroad.

για το masterclass

Tο masterclass θα πραγματοποιηθεί την Πέμπτη 19 Μαΐου στο Duende Jazz Bar (Ελ. Βενιζέλου 45)
Απευθύνεται σε όλα τα όργανα. 
Οι ενδιαφερόμενοι μπορούν να παρακολουθήσουν αλλά και να συμμετέχουν ενεργά με την καθοδήγηση του εισηγητή. 

Στο πιάνο θα συνοδεύσει ο Γρηγόρης Σημαδόπουλος.

Στην τιμή συμμετοχής περιλαμβάνεται και η είσοδος στη συναυλία του Craig Bailey το βράδυ την ίδια μέρα στο Duende.

Ώρα σεμιναρίου: 13:00 – 16:00
Για περισσότερες πληροφορίες και δηλώσεις συμμετοχής απευθυνθείτε στην γραμματεία του ωδείου.

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