Louis Hayes is considered by many as one of the chief architects of modern jazz drumming. After developing his skills in the fertile musical ground of Detroit in the 1950's, Louis found himself, at age18, in New York as a member of the great Horace Silver Quintet. His first recording with Horace, the classic Six Pieces Of Silver would introduce him to the Jazz world. Since then, his career led him to join several of the greatest jazz players, including Oscar Peterson, McCoy Tyner, Harold Mabern and Frank Strozier, John Coltrane, & Thelonious Monk. His current endeavor is a project entitled "Serenade for Horace" which is a tribute to his friend and mentor, Horace Silver, and is Louis Hayes’s debut as a leader on Blue Note Records. Louis Hayes Quartet will feature Abraham Burton, sax, David Bryant, piano and Dezron Douglas, bass.