An interview with legendary Donald “Duck” Bailey for Black History Month


Contact: Maria Halyna
2937 Mission St.
San Francisco CA, 94110

An interview with legendary Donald “Duck” Bailey for Black History Month

San Francisco, CA – February 20, 2006 – Performing on the 23rd and 24th at Savanna Jazz, Donald “Duck” Bailey has performed in the Chet Smith Orchestra, backed up Jimmy Smith, played the Monterey Jazz Festival in 1999, toured with the gifted Robert Stewart, and teaches at the Acme Music School in Oakland where some of the kids can barely touch the ground and they’re already hitting those drums.

Donald says the California be-bop sound isn’t the Oakland be-bop sound and it’s still different than the Philly be-bop sound. In fact, when he played with Chet Smith, who is from Philly, he said they “got a different beat in the East. It’s a different kind of be-bop.” He loves playing with the current group of younger players, because they still surprise each other as they try to find new sounds, add to their standard list of songs. Donald says, he plays his brother Morris Bailey’s songs (writer-arranger for many Philly records) and he’ll play 8 of them at the Generations in Jazz event at Savanna Jazz this Thursday and Friday, some of which he’ll play keys and let Michael Lansford sit behind the kit.

A very interesting jazz musician who still encourages his students and fans to listen to Thelonius Monk, Benny Goldson, John Coltrane, Max Roach and Charlie Parker.

To contact Donald “Duck” Bailey before the show, reply by email or call 415.601.6073.

Savanna Jazz proudly presents Feb 23rd & 24th, 2006 at 8:00 pm an explosive 2-night event entitled “Generations In Jazz” with Elder Statesman and Master Percussionist Donald Bailey Quintet and from NYC Drummer Winard Harper and his Sextet. This is an unprecedented concert of generational excellence in Jazz. In keeping with the educational mission of Savanna Jazz, a quintet of high school students will open the events both nights. We look forward to your support of Live Jazz”.

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