Roy Ayers

Biography

On the Horse at 17 Roy obtained his musical education at a public school in Los Angeles, and up to the age of seventeen he sang in church choirs and played both piano and steel guitar. Then came the moment Roy had been waiting for - his parents bought him a set of vibes. He began teaching himself, and then by chance he heard that living just a couple of blocks away was an up-and-coming vibesman by the name of Bobby Hutcherson. The two immediately became friends.

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Pharrell Williams Explains Full Meaning Behind Son Rocket's Name

14th April 2014 -

 News

Oscar-nominated hip-hop star Pharrell Williams named his son Rocket Ayer to honour his favourite musicians, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, Herbie Hancock and Roy Ayers.The Happy hitmaker reveals he and his wife, model/designer Helen Lasichanh, wanted...

New Orleans Jazz Festival

26th March 2014 -

 Festival

Jazz Fest is a long-running cultural event for New Orleans with not only amazingly talented artists on the annual line-ups, but a brilliant few days of craft fairs, tasty local food and other cultural exhibitions....

Laura Mvula Brightens Up The Red Carpet At The 2013 Keep A Child Alive Black Ball - Part 1

11th November 2013 -

 Footage

Singer Laura Mvula was spotted in a breathtakingly gorgeous green glittery gown on the red carpet at the 10th Annual Keep A Child Alive Black Ball held at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.The...

Alicia Keys To Perform With Carole King & Ayers At 2013 Black Ball

18th September 2013 -

 News

Alicia Keys will perform with Carole King and Roy Ayers at her annual Black Ball in November (13).The 10th anniversary of the fundraiser for her Keep a Child Alive charity will take place at the...

Tupac Shakur Confession Was 'Bold' Says Warren G

17th June 2011 -

 News

Tupac Shakur was remembered by leading figures in the world of rap and R&B during a 40th birthday concert in Atlanta on Thursday (16th June 2011). Tupac Shakur's legacy was celebrated by the likes of...

Southport Weekender Moves To New Venue And Releases Extra 1500 Tickets

28th January 2011 -

 News

Southport Weekender, one of Europe's best loved indoor festivals, which without a doubt has been indispensable to the soulful music scene over the past 24 years is moving! After a phenomenal 21 year residency at...

Rock To Lead Ayers Tribute Show

7th April 2010 -

 News

Hip-hop producer PETE ROCK will honour jazz star ROY AYERS at an upcoming tribute concert in New York.Rock will be joined by The Robert Glasper Experiment, who will perform compositions by Ayers before the beatmaker...

Stars Sign Up To Play Anti-Racism Festival

8th May 2006 -

 News

Ex-BLUR guitarist GRAHAM COXON and THE BUZZCOCKS are among the artists who will perform at the UK's biggest anti-racism festival in London's Finsbury Park on 8 July (06). The free event, organised by London Mayor...

Roy Ayers - Virgin Ubiquity Remixed

6th February 2006 -

 Review

Roy Ayers Virgin Ubiquity RemixedAlbum ReviewIt's great to see contemporary producers regurgitating great pieces of work from the past and giving them new life. Roy Ayers is a true legend and pioneer of a positive...

The Big Chill Festival

1st January 1970 -

 Festival

Big Chill 2012 is cancelled. In a statement released on http://www.bigchill.net/festival Festival Republic's Managing Director Melvin Benn said: "It is with a considerable amount of regret that I have decided not to go ahead with The Big...

Womad Festival

1st January 1970 -

 Festival

The globally renowned World of Music, Arts & Dance (Womad) Festival will be taking place at Charlton Park, Marmesbury, Wiltshire.

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