Roy Ayers

Roy Ayers (US)

with support from...
The Hot Grits
DJ Roger Perry (George FM)
DJ Manuel Bundy (KFM, Base FM)
The George FM Sunday Family

Roy Ayers on stage at 10:30pm. First time in NZ. One night only.

"People are always defining and re-defining music. My style of playing has been characterized as smooth jazz and acid jazz. I listen as I play; I'm not caught up in defining the type of music I play."
-Roy Ayers

About Roy Ayers Ubiquity: Vibraphonist, vocalist, one of the best-known jazz, R&B artists alive. The Godfather of Neo-soul. Now in his 5th decade in the music business. Born 1940, Los Angeles. At age five, Lionel Hampton gave him his first set of mallets. Part of the West Coast jazz scene in his early 20s. Spent four years on the road, recording three albums with Herbie Mann in the '60s. Formed Roy Ayers Ubiquity in the early '70s, recording several albums for Polydor, pioneering a blend of R&B, funk and disco. Collaborated with both Donald Byrd and afrobeat originator Fela Kuti in the '80s. Appeared on Guru's seminal Jazzmatazz album in the '90s.

Has been touring and recording his whole adult life.