November’s Jazz Encounter features pianist Billy Mays. Pianist Bill Mays’ career as a professional musician spans the last 60 years and includes a multitude of musical endeavors. A prolific composer and arranger, Mays has written extended suites for bass, flute, woodwind septet, and pieces for big band and orchestra (New York Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall Jazz Band, Turtle Creek Chorale, WDR Big Band, U.S. Air Force Airmen Of Note). His latest recordings include Phil & Bill (duo with saxophonist Phil Woods), Front Row Seat (solo), Mays Plays Mays (trio/quintet), and Autumn Serenade (trio). For today’s concert, Mr. Mays will be joined by Jamie Ousley on bass and John Yarling on drums.
After the concert is an open jam. Students! Be sure to score one of the limited free student tickets. WDNA members pay a discounted ticket and must show a valid WDNA Member Card at the door. For more info and tickets, please visit: www.wdna.org The best parking is across (on the south side) Coral Way in the residential section. Please DON’T park in the small lot, those spaces are for the musicians and WDNA staff. (Miami)