Roy Ayers

Roy Ayers

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First Name Roy
Last Name Ayers
Full Name at Birth Roy E. Ayers, Jr.
Age 77 years
Birthday 10th September, 1940
Birthplace Los Angeles, CA
Build Average
Eye Color Brown - Dark
Hair Color Black
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Religion Christian
Ethnicity Black
Nationality American
High School Nevins Middle School, Thomas Jefferson High School
University Los Angeles City College
Occupation Text Musician, songwriter, film scorer
Claim to Fame Often called the "Godfather of acid jazz" because of his popularity in England in the `80s, Roy Ayers may be best known for his song "Everybody Loves the Sunshine", the title track to his 1976 effort
Music Genre (Text) Jazz, jazz-fusion, funk, acid jazz, disco, soul jazz, R&B, house, hip hop
Music Genre Jazz
Year(s) Active 1962–present
Music Style Jazz-Funk, Easy Listening, Instrumental Pop, Soul Jazz, Fusion, Jazz-Pop, Jazz Instrument, Vibraphone/ Marimba Jazz
Music Mood Summery, Stylish, Laid-Back/Mellow, Warm, Relaxed, Soothing, Intimate, Amiable/Good-Natured, Cheerful, Sensual, Joyous, Passionate, Party/Celebratory, Earthy, Organic, Playful
Instrument Vibraphone
Instrument (text) Vocals, vibraphone, keyboards
Record Label Atlantic, Polydor, Ichiban, Golden Mink
Associated Acts RAMP, Roy Ayers Ubiquity, Fela Kuti
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Roy Ayers (born September 10, 1940) is an American funk, soul, and jazz composer and vibraphone player. Ayers began his career as a post-bop jazz artist, releasing several albums with Atlantic Records, before his tenure at Polydor Records beginning in the 1970s, during which he helped pioneer jazz-funk. He is a key figure in the acid jazz movement, which is a mixture of jazz into hip-hop and funk, and has been dubbed by many as "The Godfather of Neo Soul". He is most well known for his signature compositions "Everybody Loves The Sunshine" and "Searchin". and is also famous for having more sampled hits by rappers than any other artist.

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Roy Ayers77 Virgo
Lionel Hampton94 AriesPercussionist
Dexter Gordon67 PiscesActor
Jody Watley59 AquariusSinger


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