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Maurice Bailey

Upscale Soiree Music Director

Upscale Soiree’s Music Director Maurice Bailey is Seattle’s most renowned Drummer. Maurice studied under Clarence Acox, the iconic Music Director of Seattle’s Garfield High School’s award winning renowned Jazz Ensemble. His career began in the 70’s a drummer for local Seattle bands such as Hot Ice and Cold, Bold and Together. He soon became one of the most sought after drummers in the U.S. Maurice’s versatility enabled him to play with music luminaries George Benson, Angela Bofil, Kenny G, Stevie Nicks, Crosby-Stills and Nash, Jeffery Osborn and Frankie Beverly & Maze. He has also performed with Gospel greats James Cleveland, Tramaine Hawkins and Thomas Whitfield.

Maurice also gives back to the Seattle community by mentoring and teaching his dynamic, entertaining and unique style of drumming to others by holding free drum seminars.

As Upscale Soiree’s Music Director and drummer for the Upscale Soiree Band Groove Merchants, Maurice’s vision holds true to the company’s mission statement; to provide an array of high quality entertainment experiences by creating and offering distinctive, unique and exceptional entertainment opportunities for a mature-minded audience.

Maurice’s career experiences have given him the vision and direction to discover and introduce obscure extraordinary talent with the ability to grow, and perform at a very high level

To inquire about opportunities to hire, perform professionally at a high level with the Groove Merchants, stage plotting or drum instruction, you can contact Maurice at: or 253-802-6401