For over fifty years, post-bop drummer Louis Hayes has been a catalyst for energetic, unrelenting swing in the role of bandleader as well as sideman for leaders including jazz titans Horace Silver, Cannonball Adderley and Oscar Peterson. Louis has led or co led some of the most undeniably swinging groups, with each combination displaying tight-knit harmonic cohesion and hard driving consistency as part of its signature. One of the most recorded drummers in jazz history, Louis Hayes has contributed to hundreds of records throughout the years. His latest release, "The Time Keeper," finds Louis charting new territories in rhythm and groove and swinging harder than ever. Returning to Birdland this summer with his quintet, Louis Hayes is a must-see performer who lives in the present and continues to write new and exciting chapters in the pages of modern jazz drumming.