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.