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#SpecMagNC Featured Artist: Stanley Baird (fea. CD Release Party)

Stanley Baird
Stanley Baird
The Stanley Baird Group latest CD, “Big Daddy”

Jazz Artist Stanley Baird is celebrating the release of his 8th CD, Big Daddy. With the recent loss of band member, Loren Mason, The Stanley Baird Group knew their next CD had to be dedicated to the memory of such an outstanding musician and person.

Stanley Baird “Big Daddy” CD Release Party:

Date: August 19, 2017 (Saturday)

Time: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Location: Beyu Caffe

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Beyu Caffe Ticket Purchase link:

Each track on the

>Big Daddy CD offers a memory that reminds Stanley and his band mates of how blessed they are to continue to share their talents with the world.


Stanley Baird
Stanley Baird

Stanley Baird is an acclaimed musician, composer, and entertainer. He has not only become a household name in his home state of North Carolina but has also achieved recognition as an educator at both the public and university level.

Because Baird believes the future of jazz music lies in the hands of rising instrumentalists and vocalists, he strongly advocates the exposure of music to underprivileged youth.

In 1991, Stanley formed The Stanley Baird Group and has since released seven CDs with Big Daddy being the latest release. Baird’s music is described as smooth jazz with an R&B and Latin infusion.

With a Master’s degree in Music Education, Baird served as a band instructor in the North Carolina public school system for 35 years. He got his start teaching in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands. It was during his time in St. Croix that Baird was first exposed to West Indian and Latin music.

This influence is heard through his music. Stanley has shared the concert stage with his mentor Donald Byrd, Najee, Alex Bugnon, Regina Belle, Richard Elliot, Brian McKnight, Kirk Whalum, Kim Waters, The O’Jays and the late George Howard.

The Stanley Baird Group will celebrate their recent CD release, Big Daddy, with a CD Release Party hosted by Beyu Caffe in Durham, NC on August 19, 2017.

Tickets and CDs can be purchased at

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Phyllis Coley
Phyllis D. Coley is CEO/Publisher of Spectacular Magazine and Host of Spectacular Magazine Radio Show. With a B.A. in English from NCCU, the Durham native began her professional career as Promotions/Marketing Director for New York City’s WKTU-FM. While at the radio station, Coley discovered the rap group Kid ‘n Play and managed them for five years, guiding their music and movie careers to success. Moving back to Durham, Coley produced a nationally syndicated television show, The Electric Factory, while working as News Director for FOXY 107/104. In April 2002, recognizing a void in highlighting the achievements of African Americans, she started her own business publishing ACE Magazine. Coley launched Spectacular Magazine in November 2004. Recognizing the lack of pertinent and truthful information, Coley began Spectacular Magazine Radio Show in March 2009. Coley is the organizer of Durham's Annual MLK/Black History Month Parade and the Annual North Carolina Juneteenth Celebration. She currently serves on Central Children’s Home Board of Directors, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Advisors, as Immediate Past Secretary of the Durham Rotary Club Board of Directors and is one of the founding members of the Triangle United Way’s African American Leadership Initiative.

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