Roy Ayers

Music, Jazz
Roy Ayers

The godfather of neo-soul is touring on the back of his appearance at Bluesfest Byron Bay

American vibraphonist and vocalist Roy Ayers is among the most respected jazz and R’n’B artists of all time, with a diverse and impressive career that saw him pioneer the acid jazz movement.

Beginning his career in the 1960s as a jazz artist, Ayers quickly asserted himself as an R’n’B band leader in the ‘70s and ‘80s. He’s behind the influential soundtrack for the 1973 Blaxploitation film Coffy, and performed on Whitney Houston’s hit ‘Love Will Save the Day’. In the ‘90s, a new generation discovered his talent with the likes of Dr Dre, Mary J Blige and Basement Jaxx sampling and remixing his work.

This charismatic performer will play the Croxton Bandroom on Sunday April 9 in the lead-up to his performance at Byron Bay Bluesfest. Tickets are on sale now. 

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