May 31, 1937 in Detroit
Detroit, Michigan, United States
Louis Hayes (born May 31, 1937, Detroit, Michigan) is an American jazz drummer. Biography: His father played drums and piano and his mother the piano and he refers to the early influence of hearing jazz, especially that of big bands, on the radio. His main influence was Philly Joe Jones and he was mentored by Papa Jo Jones. Hayes led a band in Detroit as a teenager and worked with Yusef Lateef and Curtis Fuller from 1955 to 1956. His three most notable associations are Horace Silver's Quintet (1956-1959), the Cannonball Adderley Quintet (1959-1965), and the Oscar Peterson Trio (1965-1967).