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Say hello to “Uncle Will”…

Will Lee got his first drum set as a Christmas present at a very young age. After watching the Beatles performing at Ed Sullivan’s TV show, he decided to get seriously involved in music. Soon after his family moved from San Antonio to Miami, Lee joined a band for the first time, playing drums and singing, later, becoming its bass player.

Invited by brothers Michael and Randy Brecker, Will Lee joined New York-based Dreams, playing along with talented drummer Billy Cobham.

When Dreams disbanded, the musician started playing for Horace Silver, Bette Midler, and Barry Manilow, in addition, getting into the jingles business.

After signing up to Go Jazz, Will Lee recorded his debut album, called Oh!, also joining Paul Shaffer, musical director of David Letterman’s late-night TV show.

Discography

Love, Gratitude and Other Distractions

King Records 2013

Tracks: Gratitude, Get Out Of My Life Woman, Miss Understanding, Papounet´s Ride, Fooled Him, Shahara, 1 2 3, Simple Way To Say I Love You, Natives & Smile.

Musicians on the Love, Gratitude and Other Distractions album: Will Lee and others.

BirdHouse

LeeWay Productions 2001

Tracks: Confirmation, Now´s The Time, Charles Yardbird Parker Was His Name (Yardbird Suite), Ornithology, My Little Suede Shoes, Cheryl, Au Privave, Lover Man, Donna Lee, Hot House, Quasimodo & Anthropology.

Musicians on the Birdhouse album: Will Lee, Bill Lee, Billy Hart, Michael Brecker, Randy Brecker, Warren Chiasson, Bob Dorough, Lew Soloff & John Tropea.

Oh!

Ridgetop, Bean Bag Entertainment 1995

Tracks: Maryanne, Georgy Porgy, Kissing My Love, I Know Much Too Much (About Sadness), Show Of Hands, Ballad Of Bill And Gretchen, Driftin, I Came To Play, Lonely Avenue, White Man & My Funny Valentine.

Musicians on the Oh! album: Will Lee, Jeff Beck, Randy Becker, Hiram Bullock, Steve Gadd, Don Grolnick, Bob Malach, Charley Drayton, Chuck Loeb, Bashiri Johnson, Chris Hajian, Lew Soloff, Bruce Kapler, Tom Malone, Babi Floys, Frank Floyd, Chris Parker, John Tropea, Rob Mounsey, Felicia Collins, Jeff Mironov, Paul Schaffer, Lani Groves, Janice Pendarvis, Gayle Scott, Vaneese Thomas, Sid McGinnis, Stephen Ferrone, Julie Mounsey, Anton Fig, Joe Caro & Bill Lee.

Oh!

Go Jazz Records 1993

Tracks: Maryanne, Georgy Porgy, Kissing My Love, I Know Much Too Much (About Sadness), Show Of Hands, Ballad Of Bill And Gretchen, Driftin, I Came To Play, Lonely Avenue, White Man & My Funny Valentine.

Musicians on the Oh! album: Will Lee, Jeff Beck, Randy Becker, Hiram Bullock, Steve Gadd, Don Grolnick, Bob Malach, Charley Drayton, Chuck Loeb, Bashiri Johnson, Chris Hajian, Lew Soloff, Bruce Kapler, Tom Malone, Babi Floys, Frank Floyd, Chris Parker, John Tropea, Rob Mounsey, Felicia Collins, Jeff Mironov, Paul Schaffer, Lani Groves, Janice Pendarvis, Gayle Scott, Vaneese Thomas, Sid McGinnis, Stephen Ferrone, Julie Mounsey, Anton Fig, Joe Caro & Bill Lee.

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