Bill Mays

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Birthday
5, 1944
Birthplace
California
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
5, 1944 (age 74)
Birthplace
California

About

Jazz artist who collaborated with some of the biggest names in 20th-century music and also recorded dozens of his own albums.

Before Fame

He studied at the Naval School of Music in Washington, D.C., and served as a bandsman in the U.S. Navy.

Trivia

He became a studio-session musician after moving to Los Angeles, and from 1969 until the early 1980s, he was an accompanist for the likes of Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, and Dionne Warwick.

Family Life

He was born into a musical family where his father was a minister and his mother was a homemaker.

Associated With

He first discovered jazz when he attended an Earl "Fatha" Hines concert at the age of 16.