STANLEY BAIRD has achieved worldwide recognition, having shared the concert stage with such notables as Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, , Najee, Alex Bugnon, Regina Belle, Richard Elliot, Brian McKnight, Kirk Whalum, Kim Waters, The O’Jays, the late George Howard and his mentor, legendary trumpeter Donald Byrd. During his teaching tenure in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Stanley was able to quench his thirst for West Indian and Latin music, influences that also season his music. In addition to the national airplay Stanley has enjoyed on straight-ahead, smooth-jazz and urban adult stations, hid music has been featured on the soap opera The Guiding Light. He has received rave reviews several elite music publications, including Bre, Billboard, and The Gavin Report. Throughout his career, Baird has covered every aspect of jazz, using his gift to create music with heart. Stanley created the STANLEY BAIRD YOUTH JAZZ FOUNDATION because he believes jazz can be kept alive through young rising instrumentalists and vocalists. Baird ‘s philosophy is “Listening to music is good for the soul and the mind…don’t do drugs, get your high on soothing, inspirational music.”
In 1991, Stanley formed The Stanley Baird Group, which has released six albums; Traffic Jam is the latest release.