Billy Slais was born and raised in Memphis, Tenn. He grew musically during the days of STAX/VOLT. His dad is a world
class musician. Billy is a saxophonist, songwriter, arranger and keyboardist. He has played with Elvin Bishop, Starship and
Tower of Power before moving to Reno.
Slais received the Air Force Commendation Medal for entertaining the troops during his tour of Vietnam. He was formerly the
Entertainment Coordinator for the Enoteca Wine Cave at the Siena Casino in Reno, NV.
He tours with Craig Chaquico and performs as the Billy Slais JAZZ Ensemble at select Northern Nevada venues.