Let's celebrate the music of Mildred Bailey!
Mildred Bailey grew up in nearby Tekoa, WA and moved to Spokane in 1912. She became the first woman to front a national touring, broadcasting big band in 1930 when she joined the Paul Whiteman Orchestra. Throughout the 1930s and '40s, Mildred Bailey earned her place as one of the nation's top jazz singers, and in 1946, she was named best jazz vocalist of the year at the Esquire Jazz Concert.
Our new debut album is now here and ready - although it will not be on streaming services until March 3, 2024. Pre-ordering the album on iTunes and elsewhere begins on Mildred's birthday, February 6, 2024.
We're honored to have these special guests on our recordings: Julia Rinker (Mildred Bailey's niece!) singing on Swingin' A Dream; Ken Peplowski on clarinet on Swingin' A Dream, Peace, Brother, and Don't Be That Way; and Dayan Kai on piano on our title track, Home (When Shadows Fall). Additionally, Jake Sanders wrote about half of the arrangements on the album.
A PDF version of our liner notes with more information will be uploaded to our website soon!
A HUGE THANK YOU to our GoFundMe supporters! Please check your email for information about getting your copy of the album.