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Roy Ayers

Apr 19, 2018 - Apr 19, 2018 | 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm
August Wilson Center
980 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222

In the ’60s he was an award-winning jazz vibraphonist, and transformed into a popular R&B bandleader in the ’70s/’80s. Today, the dynamic music man is an iconic figure still in great demand and whose music has been sampled by music industry heavyweights, including Mary J. Blige, Erykah Badu, 50 Cent, A Tribe Called Quest, Tupac, and Ice Cube.

Ayers recently recorded with hip-hop artist Talib Kweli (produced by Kanye West) and jazz/R&B singer Will Downing. Many of Ayers’ songs including “Everybody Loves the Sunshine,”, “Searching”, “Running Away” have been frequently sampled and remixed by DJ’s worldwide.

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