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Roy Ayers
Mar 2018 03

Roy Ayers

Barbican

Times: 7.30-11.00

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+ Nostalgia 77

+ Neil Cowley

“Funky heaven” – The Telegraph

One of the world’s greatest living legends in the UK’S finest arts centre…

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.

Many of Ayers’ songs including: “Everybody Loves the Sunshine”,”Searchin”, Running Away” have been frequently sampled and remixed by DJ’s worldwide.

After a string of sold out Jazz Cafe performances the chance to catch this iconic musician in one of the worlds finest venues is not one to miss…

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