WE RECOMMEND THIS PERFORMANCE: Roy Ayers could very well be the best jazz/R&B artist you don’t know. In his 40-plus years
WE RECOMMEND THIS PERFORMANCE:
Roy Ayers could very well be the best jazz/R&B artist you don’t know. In his 40-plus years as a vibraphonist, he has produced a string of soul and funk classics, like “We Live In Brooklyn Baby” and “Everybody Loves the Sunshine,” that has arguably made him the second-most sampled musician in hip-hop, after James Brown.
Vibraphonist/vocalist Roy Ayers is among the best-known, most loved and respected jazz/R&B artist on the music-scene today. Now in his fourth decade in the music business, Ayers, known as the Godfather of Neo-soul, continues to bridge the gap between generations of music lovers. In the 60’s he was an award-winning jazz vibraphonist, and transformed into a popular R&B band leader in the 70’s/80’s. Today, the dynamic music man is an iconic figure still in great demand and whose music industry heavyweights, including Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, 50 Cent, A Tribe Called Quest, Tupac and Ice Cube. Ayers recently recorded with hip hop artist Talib Kweli (produced by Kanye West) and jazz/R&B singer Wil Downing.
LOCATION: Blues Alley, 1073 Wisconsin Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20007
DATES: Thursday January 24, Friday January 25 & Saturday January 26. Multiple show times
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24 (Thursday) 8:00 pm - 26 (Saturday) 11:00 pm ET