Here is a recording of the event that took place on June 10th, 2018 at the The Cooperage in Honesdale, PA.
Doors open at 1:30 pm, music starts at 2 pm sharp.
Concert Only – $20 in advance, $25 at the door
Patron Ticket – $50 includes reception with the artist following the concert at Basin & Main, a new performance space in Honesdale. Wine and light refreshments will be served.
Proceeds to benefit WJFF Radio Catskill.
About Bill Mays:
Bill Mays is one of the top jazz musicians in the world, Mays has played with such greats as Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan and Phil Woods.
In 2016, he gave a well-attended concert, also a benefit for WJFF, that is still talked about by many attendees.
Pianist Bill Mays career as a professional musician spans the last 55 years and includes a multitude of musical endeavors. Following four years as a bandsman in the U.S. Navy Bill spent 15 years as a session player in the Hollywood studios. In 1984 he re-located to New York City, firmly establishing himself as an in-demand sideman and leader of his own ensembles.
He has worked with jazz legends Benny Golson, Shelly Manne, Red Mitchell, Gerry Mulligan, Bud Shank, Frank Sinatra, Vanguard Jazz Orchestra, Sarah Vaughan, and Phil Woods. His many recordings as a leader (solo, duo, trio and sextet) are well-documented on the Chiaroscuro, Concord, DMP, Palmetto, and Steeplechase record labels.
A prolific composer and arranger, Mays has written many 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).