Getting to Know: Billy Kaye - Carolina Country

Getting to Know: Billy Kaye

Legendary jazz drummer hails from Wilson

Getting to Know: Billy Kaye

This legendary jazz drummer and composer was born Willie King Seaberry in Wilson in 1932. He learned to play drums in the U.S. Air Force, and has performed with jazz titans such as George Benson. Kaye is currently a music educator in the New York City public school systems through the Jazz Foundation in Schools program.

Kaye will perform for the first time in his hometown Thursday, June 7, 2018, at the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park in Wilson. Food and beverages will be for sale. The rain location is the Edna Boykin Cultural Center. For more information, call 252-291-4329 or visit

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