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Craig Bailey

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Craig Bailey
BornFebruary 3, 1960
Cincinnati, OH
🏳️ NationalityAfrican-American
🏫 EducationBFA, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL.; MM, Queens College, Queens, NY.
💼 Occupation
Known forJazz
Notable workA New Journey
StyleHard Bop; Post-Bop
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Craig Bailey was born February 3, 1960 in Cincinnati, OH. His journey through music began at eight years old when he began playing recorder. Shortly, he joined the Cincinnati All City Boys Choir. In junior high, he began playing flute, clarinet and sax, which he continued throughout high school and college.

Craig received a BFA from University of Miami and a MM from Queens College in New York City.

While in New York, he joined drummer Charli Persip’s Superband, Panama Francis and his Savoy Sultans, the TanaReid Quintet, Bobby Watson’s Tailor Made Big Band and the Tom Harrell Big Band. Bailey worked as both a performer and composer/arranger while with these ensembles.

Craig is co-foiunder of THE BROOKLYN BIG BAND, alongside fellow saxophonist and composer Tim Armacost.

Bailey’s albums include: A New Journey (referenced in The Encyclopedia of Jazz) ,Brooklyn (Evidence Records, 2001); Brooklyn Big Band Live at Sweet Rhythm (Candid Records, 2009); and most recently, Music à la Fleek (October 2016 as Craig Bailey and The Ohio Jazz Players).

Craig is a Yamaha Artist and performs on the YSS-62 and the YAS-875EX.

Craig Bailey is now Assistant Professor of Music in Jazz Saxophone at University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) where he also serves as music director/conductor of CCM's Jazz Lab Band.


2010 After Hours: Moonlamps & Other Ballads Matthias Lupri Photography 2009 My Best Jeff Ramsey Photography 2009 We Take No Prisoners Joris Teepe Reeds 2007 One Summer in Winters Jeff Alkire Flute, Flute (Alto) 2006 4 Compositions (Ulrichsberg) 2005: Phonomanie VIII Anthony Braxton Photography 2006 Metalix Matthias Lupri Photography 2004 John Stein Trio: Interplay John Stein Photography 2004 Transition Sonic Matthias Lupri Photography 2003 Inesperado Frankie Negron Sax (Alto) 2003 Rhythm Master Vince Ector Flute 2002 Conversation Pieces John Stein Photography 2001 Brooklyn Craig Bailey Primary Artist, Producer, Flute, Sax (Alto), Composer 2000 Last Thing On My Mind Finkers Layout Design 1999 Ear Candy Nancie Banks Arranger 1999 Fresh Set-O-Prints Finkers Layout Design 1999 Green Street John Stein Photography 1999 Time's Mirror Tom Harrell Guest Artist, Flute, Sax (Alto), Trumpet 1998 Back to Front Tana/Reid Flute, Sax (Alto) 1998 Soaking Red The Tendrils Layout Direction 1998 Songs of Billy Strayhorn Ron Gill Photography 1997 Waves of Peace Nancie Banks Arranger, Flute (Alto), Saxophone 1995 A New Journey Craig Bailey Primary Artist, Liner Notes, Flute, Sax (Alto), Associate Producer, Composer 1995 The Colossal Saxophone Session Sax (Alto), Performer, Primary Artist 1994 Blue Motion Akira Tana Composer, Flute, Sax (Alto) 1994 Looking Forward Tana/Reid Flute, Flute (Alto), Sax (Alto), Composer 1993 Tailor Made Bobby Watson Saxophone 1992 Passing Thoughts Tana/Reid Sax (Alto) 1985 The Heat Nona Hendryx Photography 1983 Baby Sister June Pointer Photography 1981 Black & White The Pointer Sisters Photo Courtesy 1979 Love Approach Tom Browne Photo Courtesy Double Back & Go Finkers Artwork Live at Sweet Rhythm Tim Armacost / Craig Bailey Primary Artist Music a La Fleek Craig Bailey Primary Artist Repertoire James Day Photography Thoughts On God Eric Person Flute, Sax (Alto), Soloist

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