Gerald Matthew Bailey, aka, Charles Mantis provides music to love to. Please visit and like the band page for more dates and recordings @www.facebook.com/charlesmantis.
As a rogue sideman he has played trumpet with the O’Jays, Mumford and Sons, the Walkmen, K’jon, Syl Johnson, Jody Watley, Richie Cole, JC Brooks, Stephen Paul Smoker, the Drastics and Black Bear Combo.
Gerald has appeared on CNN performing at the White House for Barack Obama in honor of Tim Burton, alongside Diana Krall and Johnny Depp in the 2009 movie Public Enemies, and in Chicago for mayor Rahm Emanuel’s inauguration.
He can be heard every Thursday at the Green Mill Jazz Club and every third Friday for Balkan Invasion at Subterranean.
listen to his creations here: http://soundcloud.com/gerald-bailey