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Phone (202) 337-4141
Price $35.00
Age Suitability None Specified
Categories Jazz Pop

Roy Ayers

Sunday, Sep 29, 2013 10:00p
Blues Alley Washington, DC

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.Thanks to his trombone playing father and piano teaching mother, he became immersed in music from day one and the story goes that he was given his first set of vibe mallets by his hero… 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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Blues Alley
1073 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20007
(202) 337-4141
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