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Billy Mintz

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Billy Mintz

In an extraordinary career spanning nearly 40 years, drummer Billy Mintz has played with some of the biggest names in the jazz and pop worlds.

Mr. Mintz was born in Queens, New York in 1947. By the age of 15 he was firmly entrenched in several of the show bands of the Catskill Mountain resorts, and as his musicianship developed he would eventually tour with jazz artists such as Lee Konitz, Eddie Daniels, Harold Danko, Mike Garson, Mose Allison, Mark Murphy, and the Kim Richmond Sextet. He also toured and recorded extensively with Bobby Shew.

At the same time, his credentials grew in the pop arena, leading to tours with Juliette Prowse, James Darren, Gloria Gaynor, and a stint with the show band for the Merv Griffin Show.

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  • Mintz Quartet

    Thirteenth Note Records
    2013
  • Different Drummers

    Victor
    1975

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Jul25 Billy Mintz Quintet
ShapeShifter Lab
Brooklyn, NY
Aug30 Roberta Piket Sextet
Wall Street Jazz Festival
Kingston, NY
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