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Staff PickRoy Ayers

November 21, 2014 - November 22, 2014

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Vibraphonist/vocalist Roy Ayers is among the best-known, most loved and respected jazz/R&B artist on the music-scene today.

Roy Edward Ayers, Jr. was born in Los Angeles, California on September 10, 1940. Music has always been in his genes. His mother, Ruby, was a schoolteacher and local piano instructor and his father, Roy Sr., was a sometimes-parking attendant and trombonist.

In the 1960′s, Roy was an award-winning jazz vibraphonist but soon transferred into a popular R&B band leader in the 1970′s and 80′s. Today, the dynamic music man is an iconic figure still in great demand.

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.

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Start:
November 21, 2014
End:
November 22, 2014
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Website:
http://www.theaddition.com/

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The Addition
1330 Fillmore St, San Francisco, CA 94115 United States
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Website:
http://theaddition.com/

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