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Bill Mays

Primary Instrument: Piano

Born: February 5, 1944    

Bill Mays

Pianists, composer and arranger Bill Mays, born February 5, 1944, came from a musical family. In his northern California home, music was always present; his dad was a minister, and his mother, a homemaker.

“Gospel music was the first music I heard,” Bill recalls. “Dad played the trombone, guitar and harmonica (at the same time!), piano and organ, and I have vivid memories of him playing the accordion while my mom sang. She had a beautiful, very natural, voice. Dad still plays an old, silver valve trombone. I loved that sound-it's probably the reason I took up the baritone horn and trumpet in Jr. high school.”...
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    Life's a Movie

    Chiaroscuro Records
    2014
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    Life's a Movie

    Chiaroscuro Records
    2013
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    Mays at the Movies

    SteepleChase Records
    2010
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    Fantasy

    Palmetto Records
    2007
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    Live at Jazz Standard

    Palmetto Records
    2005
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    Going Home

    Palmetto Records
    2003
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    Summer Sketches

    Palmetto Records
    2001
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