Mason Bays

Trumpet, Jazz, Funk, Big Band

I am a jazz/funk musician with a mild form of autism, willing to inspire others, along with spreading the awareness autism and good vibes with my music.

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I was born in Pontiac in 1992, and spent most of my childhood in Lake Orion. I was diagnosed with autism between the ages of 3 and 4. I picked up the trumpet during the third grade, and had my first lesson at age 12. I graduated from Goodrich High School in 2012, with Magnum Cum Laude Honors.

My introduction to jazz began in the 9th grade in the Goodrich HS Jazz Band, while my overall musical inspiration came from my first trumpet teacher Caroline Cates. I attended and graduated from Oakland University, with Bachelor of Arts in Music, with a minor in Jazz studies, and have performed at OU with Regina Carter, Scott Gwinell, John Douglas, Rayse Biggs, and others with Pat Cronley, Bill Myers, Gwen Hemphill, John Hill, and others. I currently play with the Gary Greenfelder Orchestra, Kennebec Avenue Group (sometimes), and have formed my own jazz/funk quintet, and have appeared at the Dirty Dog Jazz Cafe, Bert’s Marketplace, Club 54, Arts Beats and Eats festival, and others.

My goal is to inspire others, spread awareness of autism and good vibes with my music.


Music Styles:   Jazz, Funk, Big Band

Event Types:   Weddings, Receptions, Backyard Parties, Dinner Parties, Special Events, Jazz Clubs, Broadway Musicals, Festivals.