Victor Bailey's "Art of Jazz" Memorial Exhibit to Show at The Gallery at Spencer Lofts - BassPlayer.com

Victor Bailey's "Art of Jazz" Memorial Exhibit to Show at The Gallery at Spencer Lofts

Jazz artist and painter, Victor Bailey died last November. He bravely battled a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy, spending two of his final years living at Spencer Lofts.
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The Gallery at Spencer Lofts announces a reception to honor legendary jazz artist, Victor Bailey. Saturday, December 9, 4-8PM. Jazz artist and painter, Victor Bailey died last November. He bravely battled a rare form of Muscular Dystrophy, spending two of his final years living at Spencer Lofts. An accomplished bassist, Victor was an Associate Professor of Bass at Berklee College of Music. He performed and recorded with Sonny Rollins, Lady Gaga, Miriam Makeba, Madonna, Mary J. Blige and many others during his long, notable career. Victor was the bassist in two of the most influential jazz-fusion groups: Weather Report (he replaced the legendary Jaco Pastorius) and Steps Ahead. Victor was also a visual artist, drawing on his
reverence for many jazz greats for inspiration.

Victor’s paintings will be on display in the gallery and will be available for purchase. Proceeds will benefit the Victor Bailey Estate and the Berklee College of Music. And, if you’re so inclined, come out and join some of Victor’s Berklee colleagues and visiting artists for an informal jam!

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Reception and admission to the Gallery are free and open to the public. The Victor Bailey Exhibit runs through December 31, 2017. Gallery hours by appointment. Accessible parking is available, as is on-street parking. 

For more visit: Spencer Lofts 

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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.