Bassist Will Lee Went From University of Miami to Late Night to Playing with the Beatles

Music vet and New Times scribe Lee Zimmerman offers his insights, opinions, and observations about the local scene. This week: UM grad Will Lee went Late Night and big time.

It's noon on a Tuesday, and Will Lee is still struggling to fully awaken. Then again, he was playing into the wee hours last night. Oh, not just late at night somewhere but for that Late Night, the one with David Letterman that employs him as bassist and sometime singer in the CBS Orchestra.

After 31 years -- 20 of them at CBS, the previous 11 with NBC -- it would seem he'd have more than enough activity to take up his time. The gig is, as he describes it, "unbelievable, almost a little too easy." But he quickly adds, "I love it."

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Lee Zimmerman