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Raleigh Dailey
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About Raleigh Dailey


Raleigh Dailey is an internationally recognized jazz pianist, composer, scholar, and educator. He studied at Kent State University (B.M, 1991), the University of North Texas (M.M., 1996), and the University of Kentucky (Ph.D., 2007). Dailey has performed widely throughout the United States, North and South America, Europe, and Asia. In 2002, he was selected to perform at the 3rd Annual International Martial Solal Jazz Piano Competition in Paris, France. He is the pianist and staff arranger for the DiMartino/Osland Jazz Orchestra, as well as, the pianist and composer for the Osland/Dailey Jazztet. The Jazztet has performed most recently at the Montreux Jazz Festival in Switzerland and the North Sea Jazz festival in Rotterdam, Holland.

Dailey is in high demand as a composer and arranger; his works have been performed and recorded by numerous college, university, military, and professional jazz ensembles. His most recent chamber works are the Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano and Conversations for Trombone and Piano. He also was the recipient of the Al Smith Fellowship for Musical Composition sponsored by the Kentucky Arts Council. He has published articles in IAJE Research Papers, The Encyclopedia of Appalachia, Saxophone Journal, Jazz Improv Magazine, Music Reference Services Quarterly, Notes, and Teaching Music Through Performance In Jazz.

As Associate Professor of Jazz Studies at the University of Kentucky, Dailey currently teaches courses in jazz piano, jazz improvisation, and small and large ensembles. Under his direction, the Jazz Ensemble, Lab Band, and Jazz Combos have performed nationally at various jazz festivals, including the International Jazz Education Network Conference. His most recent recordings are ‘What Happened Next’ by the Raleigh Dailey Trio and ‘Measure From Zero’ with trumpeter Peter Evans, both on his own label Llama Records.

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Song List

A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
A Sleepin’ Bee
A Weaver of Dreams
After You’ve Gone
Ain’t Misbehavin’
All of Me All or Nothing at All
All the Things You Are
Angel Eyes
Autumn Leaves
Baby, It’s Cold Outside
Basin St. Blues
Beautiful Love
Black Coffee
Blame it on my Youth
Body and Soul
But Beautiful
Bye Bye Blackbird
Darn that Dream
Dearly Beloved
Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me
Don’t go to Strangers
Everything Happens to Me
Exactly Like You
Fly Me to the Moon
Gee Baby, Ain’t I good to You
Get Happy
Gone with the Wind
Good Morning
Harlem Nocturne
Here’s that Rainy Day
Honeysuckle Rose
I Believe in You
I Hadn’t Anyone Till You
I Should Care
I Thought About You
I’ll Be Around
I’ll Get By
I’ll Take Romance
I’m all Smiles
I’m Glad There is You
I’m Old Fashioned
I’ve Got Your Number
I’ve Never Been in Love Before
I'll Wind
In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
It’s Only a Paper Moon
It’s the Talk of the Town
Let’s Fall in Love
Like Someone in Love
Long Ago and Far Away
Lullaby of the Leaves
Mean to Me
Memories of You
Misty Moonlight in Vermont
More Than You Know
My Romance
My Shining Hour
My Ship
Nature Boy
Never Will I Marry
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Once in a While
Out of this World
Polkadots and Moonbeams
Rockin’ Chair
September Song
Someday My Prince Will Come
Speak Low
Spring Can Really Hang You Up the Most
St. Louis Blues
Stormy Weather
Sweet and Lovely
That’s All
The Boy Next Door
The Joint is Jumpin’
The Masquerade is Over
The Midnight Sun
The Way You Look Tonight
Them There Eyes
There is no Greater Love
There Will Never Be Another You
These Foolish Things
Three Little Words
We’ll Be Together Again
What a Difference a Day Made
What a Little Moonlight Can Do
What’s New?
Where is Love?
While We’re Young Who Can I Turn To?
Will You Still Be Mine?
Willow Weep for Me
Without a Song
Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams
You’re My Everything

Frank Sinatra
All my Tomorrows
Come Fly with Me
Fly Me to the Moon
I Get a Kick out of You
I’ve Got the World on a String
I’ve Got You Under My Skin
In the Still of the Night
It Was a Very Good Year
Let’s Face the Music and Dance
Love is Here to Stay
Luck, Be a Lady Tonight
Mack the Knife
My Kind of Town
My Way Nancy with the Laughing Face
New York, New York
One for my Baby
Someone to Watch Over Me
Strangers in the Night
The Lady is a Tramp
Time After Time
What is this Thing Called Love?
You’ll Never Walk Alone
Young at Heart

A Child is Born
Along Came Betty
Bernie’s Tune
Black Narcissus
Blue Bossa
Blues for Alice
Bouncin’ With Bud
Cold Duck Time
Early Autumn
Falling Grace
Freedom Jazz Dance
Killer Joe
Little Sunflower
Lush Life
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
Nica’s Dream
Pent Up House
Sing Me Softly of the Blues
Song for my Father
St. Thomas
Unit 7
West Coast Blues
Whisper Not
Woody ‘n You

John Coltrain
After the Rain
Bessie’s Blues
Central Park West
Giant Steps
Moment’s Notice
Mr. P.C.

Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn
Chelsea Bridge
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
It Don’t Mean a Thing
Mood Indigo
Satin Doll
Sophisticated Lady
Star-Crossed Lovers
Take the A Train

Bill Evans
Detour Ahead
Gloria’s Step
Peri’s Scope
Re: Person I Knew
Story Line
Time Remembered
Turn out the Stars
Unless it’s You
Up with the Lark
Very Early
Waltz for Debby

Thelonious Monk
Blue Monk
I Mean You
In Walked Bud
Monk’s Mood
Off Minor
Round Midnight
Ruby, My Dear
Well, you Needn’t

Wayne Shorter
Ana Maria
Dance Cadaverous
Speak No Evil
Yes and No

Miles Davis
Bye Bye Blackbird
If I Were a Bell
Lady Bird
Seven Steps to Heaven
Tune Up

Dave Brubeck
In Your Own Sweet Way
Take Five
The Duke

Con Alma
Dindi Favela
How Insensitive
If You Never Come to Me
Little Boat
No More Blues
Once I loved
Partido Alto
So Many Stars
The Girl From Ipanema
Watch What Happens

Classic Pop/Rock
After the Love Has Gone
Ain’t No Sunshine when she’s gone
Ain’t Nobody
Big Yellow Taxi
Cheaper to Keep Her
Cool Jerk
Dancing in the Streets
Feel like making love
Free man in Paris
Hallelujah I Love Her So
Hard to Handle
Human Nature
I Can’t Stop Loving You
I Wish
In the Midnight Hour
Knock on Wood
My girl
Ooo Baby Baby
People Get Ready
Shine on You Crazy Diamond
Sir Duke
Space Oddity
The Great Pretender
The River Time
Turn Your Love Around
When a Man Loves a Woman
Wish You Were Here
You Send Me
Ziggy Stardust

Come Together
Day Tripper
Dear Prudence
Drive My Car
Here Comes the Sun
Here, There, and Everywhere
Hey Jude
In My Life
My Sweet Lord
Nowhere man
The Word

Hotel California
One of These Nights
Take it to the Limit
Witchy Woman

Blue Eyes Cryin’ in the Rain
Blue Moon of Kentucky
By the Time I get to Phoenix
Country Boy
Folsom Prison Blues
Funny How Time Slips Away
Gentle on My Mind
Green Green Grass of Home
Hello Darlin’
Hey, Good Lookin’
I Can’t Help It
I’m So Lonesome I Could Cry
Kentucky Waltz
Last Date
Mama Tried
Okie From Mukogee
Ring of Fire
Southern Nights
Tennesee Waltz
Tulsa Time
Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Your Cheatin’ Heart

Bob Dylan
A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall
All Along the Watchtower
Just Like a Woman
Tangled up in Blue
To Make You Feel My Love
When I Paint my Masterpiece

Steely Dan
Babylon sisters
Black Friday
Deacon Blues
Hey Nineteen
Kid Charlemagne
Rikki Don’t Lose that Number
Ruby Baby

Bob Marley
I Shot the Sheriff
Is This Love
Stir it Up

Here I am Come and Take Me
How Sweet it is to be Loved by You
I Heard it Through the Grapevine
Just my Imagination
Let’s Get it On
Let’s Stay Together
Love and Happiness
My Girl
Sexual Healing
The Way You do the Things You Do
What’s Going On

A Place In Thy Memory (G Griffin)
Alice Blue Gown (Harry Tierney)
Be Sure And Kiss The Blarney Stone (G Graff/G Gartlan)
Believe Me If All Those Endearing Young Charms
Bells Of St. Mary's, The (D Furber/A Adams)
By Killarney's Lakes And Fells (E Flaconer/M Balfe)
Come Back To Erin
Danny Boy (Frederick E Weatherly)
Dear Little Shamrock
The  Duffy's Blunders
Foggy Dew, The
Galway Piper, The
Girl I Left Behind Me, The
Harrigan (Cohan)
Hat My Father Wore Upon St. Patrick's Day (W. Jerome/J Schwartz)
Hat My Father Wore, The
I Had Fifteen Dollars In My Inside Pocket (H. Kennedy)
I Love My Love In The Morning (G. Griffin )
I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen
I'm Always Chasing Rainbows (H Carroll)
I've Got Rings On My Fingers
If I Knock The 'L' Kelly (S Lewis/J Young/B Grant)
If You Were The Only Girl In The World (N. Ayer)
Ireland Must Be Heaven (J Mccarthy/H Johnson/F Fisher)
Irene (J. Mccarthy/H Tiernay)
Irish Emigrant, The (L Dufferin/G. Baker)
Irish Jubilee, The (J Thornton/C Lawler)
Irishman's Shanty, The
Isle O'dreams (G Graff/C Olcott/E Ball)
It Takes A Great Big Irish Heart To Sing An Irish Song (A Herman/J Glogau)
Jolly Irishman (W Carleton)
K-K-K-Katy (G O'hara)
Kathleen Mavourneen
Kerry Dance, The (Molloy)
Kitty Of Coleraine
Last Rose Of Summer, The (T. Moore)
Let Erin Remember The Days Of Old
Let Me Call You Sweetheart (B Whitson/L Friedman)
Let The Rest Of The World Go By (J Brennan/E Ball
Little Annie Rooney (M Nolan)
Londonderry Air
M-O-T-H-E-R (H Johnson/T Morse)
Macnamara's Band (J Stamford/S O'Connor)
Mary's A Grand Old Name (G Cohan)
Mcsorley's Twins
Minstrel Boy, The
Molly Malone (Cockles And Mussels)
Molly O! (W. Scanlan)
Mother Machree
My Beautiful Irish Maid (C Olcott)
My Isle Of Golden Dreams (G Kahn/W Blaufuss)
My Melancholy Baby (Burnett/Norton)
My Wild Irish Rose (C Olcott)
Norah, The Pride Of Kildare (J Parry)
O Katy O'neil (E Rupert)
Off To Philadelphia
Olcott's Lullaby (C Olcott)
Pat Malloy
Peg O' My Heart
Rory O'moore
Rose Of Tralee, The (C Glover)
Roses Of Picardy (F Weatherly/H Wood)
St. Patrick Was A Gentleman (H Bennet/Toleken)
St. Patrick's Day (M Barry)
Sweet Rosie O'grady
There's Something In The Name Of Ireland (H Johnson/M Ager)
They Go Wild, Simply Wild, Over Me (J Mccarthy/F Fisher)
They Sail'd Away (A Crawford/G Baker)
Tho' The Last Glimpse Of Erin
Too-Ra-Loo-Ra-Loo-Ral (J Shannon)
We May Roam Thro' This World (T Moore)
Wearing Of The Green, The
When First I Saw Sweet Peggy (S Lover)
When I Dream Of Old Erin (M Lee/L Friedman)
When Irish Eyes Are Smiling (E Ball)
When It's Moonlight In Mayo (J Mahoney/P Wenrich)
Where Did You Get That Hat? (J. Sullivan)
Where The River Shannon Flows
Who Threw The Overalls In Mistress Murphy's Chowder
Widow Machree (S. Lover)


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