Roy Ayers

Moovin Festival returns in 2022 with their biggest line up yet – Orbital, Roy Ayers, Louie Vega, Moodymann, Sugar Hill Gang & more headline

The much loved, independent, countercultural weekend long fiesta that is Moovin Festival is back: “Once Manchester’s best kept secret, it has now established itself as the place to party over the August Bank holiday weekend .” This year sees Moovin’s biggest line up to date, mixing familiar faces, living legends and groundbreaking greats, with a unique sense of quirky, hedonistic madness plus plenty of surprises. Moovin Festival is a laid back way to catch an eclectic mix of favourite acts as well as exciting new artists and so much more.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Music at the Intersection with Roy Ayers, Lee Fields rolls out with great music, sparse crowds

At long last, the first night of the long-awaited Music at the Intersection festival unfolded in Grand Center on Friday night, kicking off the three-day inaugural event. Homegrown, ambitious and stacked with talent on top of talent, Music at the Intersection was originally conceived as an outdoor festival in 2020 but delayed until now because of the pandemic and relocated to several Grand Center venues — the Fox Theatre, the Grandel, Jazz St. Louis, the Sheldon Concert Hall, the Big Top and the Open Air VIP Tent.

Tour news: Ween, Molchat Doma, Roy Ayers, Dalek/Fotocrime, Devil Master, more

Here's a roundup of recent tour news. Check the Tour Dates category for more tour-related news. Belarusian darkwave band Molchat Doma have expanded their 2022 North America tour, including second shows in NYC (5/13 at Music Hall of Williamsburg), San Francisco, Los Angeles (5/30 at The Fonda Theatre) and more. All dates are here.

Roy Ayers Plays Juneteenth Jazz Night; Jim Donovan & Sun King Warriors at Launch for Alleg. Overlook Park (Thurs., 6/24/21)

1) “Everybody Loves the Sunshine” is certainly a true statement—it especially relates to us Pittsburghers as we savor our summer season. It’s also the title of one of funk/soul/jazz musician Roy Ayers’ top songs. Ayers—who plays keyboards and vibraphone—likes creating feel-good music because he says that type of music most closely matches his personality. He has the noted distinction of having more of his songs sampled by rappers than any other recording artist. Music industry phenom Pharrell Williams has said that Roy Ayers is one of his main musical influences. Ayers is performing at the Juneteenth Black Music Festival Jazz Day in association with WZUM FM. 7:30 p.m. Opening is Roger Humphries & RH Factor (3 p.m.) and Gerald Albright & Band (5 p.m.). Point State Park.
Miami New Times

Roy Ayers Brings the Sunshine to Bayfront Jazz Festival

In another sign of live music's resurgence, Bayfront Park Amphitheater is hosting the Bayfront Jazz Festival, its first concert in over a year, on April 30 and May 1. The festival will be one of the first U.S. concerts with more than 1,000 people in attendance since the pandemic descended last year. So with all eyes on Bayfront Jazz, organizers say they're taking all the precautions they can.

Roy Ayers, Meshell Ndegeocello, Robert Glasper For Virtual BRIC JazzFest

BRIC, the Brooklyn-based arts and media institution, has announced that Roy Ayers, Meshell Ndegeocello, and Robert Glasper will headline its all-virtual 2021 BRIC JazzFest. The line-up has been curated by Ndegeocello herself, and the three-day event will take place from Thursday, April 8 until Saturday, April 10. The festival was canceled last year after the Covid-19 outbreak, but now makes its proud return as an online extravaganza. Also performing over the three nights will be such artists as Phony Ppl, Keyon Harrold, Nikara presents Black Wall Street, Justin Hicks, Mae.Sun, and others.

Roy Ayers, Robert Glasper, Meshell Ndegeocello-BRIC Jazz Fest Announces Artist Lineup For 2021 Three-Night Virtual Event

Today, BRIC, the Brooklyn-based leading arts and media institution, announced its artist lineup for the 2021 BRIC JazzFest, which will be a virtual musical marathon with a stellar jazz line up. The three-day festival will take place from Thursday, April 8 through Saturday, April 10 at 7pm ET at with tiered ticket options based on how many people are viewing in your household and discounted tickets for essential workers. For more information, visit