Ray Bailey is an accomplished musician and band leader as well as an exciting performer of all jazz style. In the Chicago he has performed at most major country clubs, hotels and in local jazz clubs such as Andy’s, The Back Room, Bella Vista, The Green Mill, Green Dolphin Street, Pop’s for Champaign, Joe’s Be-Bop Cafe and many others that have come and gone. The Ray Bailey Jazz Qinet played to standing room only crowds for 19 summers the Arden Cafe of the Art Institute of Chicago. At the request of the project  manager and program director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, he has performed at cabaret fund-raisers and at parties for the season opening. And just recently was part of the Red Holt & friends at the 2007 Jazz Fest ‘Remembering Eldee Young.”

Ray was born into a musical family in Oklahoma and has lived in Chicago since the age of____. He studied at the Chicago School of Music and the Chicago Conservatory of Music. While traveling with a jazz organ trio he performed all over the United States and Europe. He has enjoyed accompanying actors and dancers in the theatre as well as backing recording artists. Ray Bailey was profiled on Harry Porterfield’s long running television series ‘Someone You Should Know’. You can hear him on his CD Making Tracks and his new CD-Ray Bailey & Friends Tracking the ‘Sly Fix’ also checkout his new website at ‘Chicago”