Photography by Judy Kirtley
 


Bill Mays -- beyond category. With deep roots in jazz, gospel, pop and classical music his eclectic, prolific career as pianist, composer and arranger spans five decades.

On hundreds of recordings, TV and movie soundtracks, Bill's concert and studio credits include a who's who of modern music, from Benny Golson to Gerry Mulligan to Sarah Vaughan to Frank Zappa.

Bill tours and records in many diverse configurations:
•• Solo piano
•• The  Inventions Trio, with trumpeter Marvin Stamm and cellist Alisa Horn
•• With Phil Woods Quintet
•• Duo & with Marvin Stamm Quartet
•• Trio with bassist Martin Wind and drummer Matt Wilson
•• Christmas holiday program with his classical/jazz crossover group, the Holiday Chamber Jazz Septet

Two new recordings: Click here  to preview "Mays At The Movies" CD and Bill's solo piano DVD. Click here and here for reviews of each.

Order Bill's new book, Stories of the Road, the Studios, Sidemen & Singers: 55 Years in the Music Biz   Click here

 
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