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An Evening with Roy Ayers
Phone (704) 372-1000
Price $30 - $59.50
Age Suitability None Specified
Categories Performing Arts Jazz
Tags music

An Evening with Roy Ayers

Friday, Sep 13, 2013 8:30p

Ayers was born in Los Angeles, California, and grew up in a musical family At the age of five, Lionel Hampton gave him his first pair of vibraphone mallets. The area of Los Angeles that Ayers grew up in, now known as "South Central", but then known as "South Park", was the epicenter of the Southern California Black Music Scene. The schools Roy attended (Wadsworth Elementary, Nevins Middle School, and Thomas Jefferson High School) were all close to the famed Central Avenue, Los Angeles' equivalent… Show more

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Though Roy Ayers was originally a pianist, his career took off after he picked up the vibraphone in the 1960s. With his group Ubiquity--which featured heavyweights such as Herbie Hancock and Ron Carter--Ayers made some of the finest jazz/funk fusion records of the 1970s....
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