Event: LIVEstream.LOVE.JAZZ Series #41 with Bill Mays
Date: September 25, 2020
Venue: This event will be livestreamed
Start time: 7:00 PM
End time: 8:00 PM
Join us on Friday evening, September 25, 2020 at 7:00 pm for another edition of our LIVEstream.LOVE.JAZZ.Series with our special guest artist, Bill Mays.
Enjoy this livestreamed performance with our compliments. Donations in support of our Festival and our artists are gratefully accepted. www.NiagaraJazzFestival.com/donations
About Bill Mays:
Pianist Bill Mays’ career as a professional musician spans the last 60 years and includes a multitude of musical endeavors. Following four years as a bandsman in the U.S. Navy Bill spent 15 years as a session player in the Hollywood studios. In 1984 he re-located to New York City, firmly establishing himself as an in-demand sideman and leader of his own ensembles. He has worked with jazz legends Benny Golson, Shelly Manne, Red Mitchell, Gerry Mulligan, Bud Shank, Frank Sinatra, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Sarah Vaughan, and Phil Woods. His many recordings as a leader (solo, duo, trio and sextet) are well-documented on the Chiaroscuro, Concord, DMP, Palmetto, and Steeplechase record labels.
A prolific composer and arranger, Mays has written extended suites for bass, flute, woodwind septet, and pieces for big band and orchestra (New York Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, Turtle Creek Chorale, WDR Big Band, U.S. Air Force Airmen Of Note). His latest recordings include Phil & Bill (with saxophonist Phil Woods), Side By Side: Sondheim Duos (with bassist Tommy Cecil), Front Row Seat (solo piano), Bill Mays Trio Live at COTA and Mays Plays Mays. His songs have been used in movies and television: Anamorph, Burn After Reading, Hamlet, Looker, Succession, The Fifth Estate and Tribeca. His keyboard work has been heard on hundreds of film soundtracks, among them Fargo, Fur, Godfather 2, Hail, Caesar!, Jaws 2, Julie & Julia, Rocky 2, Superman, The Big Lebowski, The Good Liar.
Mays has received rave reviews with the publication of his first book, Stories Of The Road, The Studios, Sidemen & Singers: 55 Years In The Music Biz.
Visit Bill online: www.billmays.net
See our full LIVEstream.LOVE.JAZZ.Series Lineup: www.niagarajazzfestival.com