Louis Hayes is a drummer born in Detroit Michigan. He was always surrounded by music, actually first starting with the piano before his father gave him a set of drums at age 10. A cousin noticed his talent, took him under his wing and made sure that his approach to the instrument would serve him well.
“For more than forty years, drummer Louis Hayes has been a catalyst for energetic, unrelenting swing in his self led bands, as well as in those whose respective leaders reads like an encyclopedia of straight ahead post-bop modern jazz.”
– Ludovico Granvassu, Mondo Jazz (December 25, 2021)