Billy Maxted

Billy Maxted (January 21, 1917, Racine, Wisconsin - October 11, 2001, Ft Lauderdale, Florida) was an American jazz pianist.
Maxted started out playing and arranging for the Red Nichols big band from 1937 to 1940. He worked Ben Pollack, Teddy Powell and Will Bradley. He was a fine pianist and arranger. He reached the Billboard "Bubbling Under The Top 100" chart in 1961 with a swing version of "Satin Doll".
After serving in the Navy he provided arrangements for Benny Goodman and Claude Thornhill and co-led a band with Ray Eberle (19471948)
Maxted lived in Long Island, NY for much of his life until he moved to Fort Lauderdale in 1961. In New York, Maxted was a fixture at Nick's in Greenwich Village.

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