Roy Ayers

Blues Alley Presents

Roy Ayers

Spur Of The Moment, Jazzy Blu

Friday, August 03, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm

The Lincoln Theatre

Washington, DC

$45.00 - $55.00

Show starts at 8:00 PM

Roy Ayers
Roy Ayers
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.

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.
Venue Information:
The Lincoln Theatre
1215 U Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009
http://www.thelincolndc.com/