Roy Ayers

From12 April 2019to25 August 2019

Roy Ayers

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Roy Ayers (born September 10th, 1940) is an American musician, best known for his funk, jazz and soul compositions, as well as playing of the vibraphone. He hails from Los Angeles, California.

Having celebrated his half century in the music business back in 2012, Roy Ayers can lay claim not only to one of the most diverse musical careers of the past fifty years, but also one of the most influential within his own musical sphere. He started out as a post-bop artist, releasing a slew of albums in that style on Atlantic Records, but by the time the seventies arrived, Ayers jumped ship to Polydor, where he became one of the founding fathers of the jazz-funk style. He’s been christened as ‘The Godfather of New Soul’ by fans and critics who appreciated his contribution not only to jazz funk, but also to acid jazz; those two genres, in turn, would have a big impact on early hip hop, too.

Ayers has continued to push the envelope, musically speaking, in more recent years, too; he made a brief foray into house music in the noughties, teaming up with the likes of Masters at Work and Kerri Chandler. He also made an unlikely appearance in the video game Grans Theft Auto IV, as a DJ hosting the fictional radio station Fusion FM; unsurprisingly, the station exclusively played jazz fusion and acid jazz tracks.

Friday 12 April 2019

Roy Ayers

Union Chapel, London, UK

 

Saturday 13 April 2019

Roy Ayers

Union Chapel, London, UK

 

Sunday 25 August 2019

Roy Ayers

Three Mills Island, London, UK

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