Drummer and band leader Louis Hayes was born in Detroit on May 31, 1937. He was performing professionally while still in his teens and moved to New York in 1956. Between 1956 and 1967, Louis was an integral part of the Horace Silver Quintet, the Cannonball Adderley Quintet and the Oscar Peterson Trio. He has led a number of influential ensembles since the early 1970’s, employing numerous well known soloists, including Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson and Rene McLean. The Woody Shaw-Louis Hayes Quintet acted as the host group for Dexter Gordon’s 1976 return to the United States. Louis has recorded prolifically and continues to propel the rhythm sections of jazz ensembles here and abroad.
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