Help Victor Bailey Fight Muscular Dystrophy Through His Medical Crowdfunding

Contribute to this online fundraiser set up to assist bassist Victor Bailey with his exorbitant medical costs associated with his incurable disease.

Our good friend, legendary bass player Victor Bailey, is currently fighting Charcott Marie Tooth disease, which is a severe form of Muscular Dystrophy. The disease has left Victor immobile and unable to function on his own, nonetheless play the bass. His family is asking for support in thoughts, prayers, and well wishes, but you can also help monetarily by donating to his medical fund through You Caring. 

Head over to this site VICTOR BAILEY MEDICAL FUND to donate any amount that you can. This online fundraiser is set up to assist the exorbitant medical costs associated with this incurable disease.

From Victor.... To everyone who has been wondering why you haven't seen or heard from me, it's time for me to let you know what's going on. Quite simply, I am just not in the best of health. I have been dealing with a form of muscular dystrophy called Charcot Marie Tooth disease for the last 25 years. You've all seen me using a cane as my legs are getting weaker. Now it is affecting my upper body. My arms and hands are very weak and at this point in time too weak to perform. I need help with all daily living activities, so for the past three months I have been living at an assisted living facility in Newton, Massachusetts. I have taken a leave of absence from teaching at Berklee College of music and from touring. Right now, I could use your prayers and positive vibes. I will be keeping you guys updated on my condition. It is possible that I can get stronger again, so please send me positive energy. I'll keep you posted.

Send your love and warm messages to Victor HERE 


Victor Bailey’s Bass Manifesto

FROM HIS ’80S HEYDAY WITH WEATHER Report and Steps Ahead through his mid ’90s stint with Madonna, two tours of duty with the Joe Zawinul Syndicate, and up to his recent stint in the Bill Evans/Randy Brecker Soulbop Band, Victor Bailey has earned his stripes as a reliable groovemeister and consummate accompanist. He stepped out from that supportive role on a few rare occasions, notably his three recordings as a leader—1989’s Bottom’s Up, 1999’s Low Blow, and 2001’s That’s Right—but Bailey has never before played as much bass as he does on his latest solo outing, Slippin’ N’ Trippin’, his most satisfying and rewarding project to date.