The musical life of Atlanta Native Ben Bailey began when at a young age he performed on the local Atlanta scene. Eventually his musical quest took him to The Berklee College of Music (1985 – 87). While at Berklee, he was the drum chair on the Spirit of Boston Cruise Lines. After leaving, school, Ben became an active freelance drummer in New York City.

Throughout his career he has performed and recorded with such artists such as Houston Person, Rodney Jones, Arlyn Valencia, Jon BurrThe Four Freshmen, Freddie Hubbard, Francine Reed, Joe Gransden Big Band,  KingsizedThe Usual Suspects Big Band, Will Scruggs, Gary Motley, Kenny BanksLouis Heriveaux, and Kevin Bales.  Ben has performed in NYC, Europe, Asia, and has made Radio and TV appearances in the Atlanta area.

These days, Ben maintains an active schedule of live performances and studio recordings.  He has recorded at Tony Bennett’s Studio (New Jersey), 800 East (Atlanta), and Elliot Sound (Atlanta).    He makes frequent appearances in the Atlanta area including Eddie’s Attic, Churchill Grounds, Twain’s, Georgia Aquarium, and other live venues.

“I have always loved the sights, sounds, and energy of Atlanta.  To be able to perform in this city with such fantastic jazz artists is a gift, especially while expressing myself on the drums.”- Ben Bailey