Jazz Giants: Roy Ayers

Organization Oshman Family JCC
Date/Time Friday 2/24/2017 7:30 p.m. to 9p.m.
Albert and Janet Schultz Cultural Arts Hall
3921 Fabian Way
Peninsula - Palo Alto
Cost $40 to $65
Age Range Mixed Ages
Categories Music

Vibraphonist/vocalist Roy Ayers is among the best-known, most loved and respected jazz/R&B artists 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 1960s he was an award-winning jazz vibraphonist; he transformed into a popular R&B band leader in the 70s/80s.

Today, the dynamic music man is an iconic figure still in great demand, collaborating with music industry heavyweights including Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, 50 Cent, A Tribe Called Quest and Ice Cube.

Ayers recently recorded with hip hop artist Talib Kweli (produced by Kanye West) and jazz/R&B singer Wil Downing.

Many of Ayers' songs, including "Everybody Loves the Sunshine," "Searchin" and "Running Away," have been frequently sampled and remixed by DJs worldwide.


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