David Baylies has been playing the trumpet for over 11 years, having started off in 6th grade band. He has since performed as both a classical and jazz musician, and finds himself comfortable in funk, soul, and electronic settings. While he is also capable on the piano, David uses the trumpet as his primary mode of musical expression. The following video shows him improvising with DJ Taylor McFerrin during an impromptu jam session.
David has played in a variety of musical settings, though he finds himself most comfortable in a jam session environment. David loves interacting with other musicians and exploring new harmonic and rhythmic territory in real time.
From Fall 2015 through Summer 2017, David hosted and cultivated jam sessions in his Boston apartment. These jams were a place for improvisational musicians to come together over music, free from judgement or musical constraint. Over the course of two years, the sessions drew together a community of over 300 musicians. The video below was put together by journalist Kaitlin Milliken, and shows what the jams were all about.
David also moonlights as a composer, arranging for trumpet quintet and his fusion quintet, Lymbo. The following recording shows one of his trumpet quintet pieces – all written, recorded, mixed, and mastered by David.
This second recording shows Lymbo performing David’s composition entitled “Feel Like It.”
David intends to use all of his musical skills to augment his engineering projects, giving them the touch of a musician.