Roy Ayers: Jazz/Funk Legend Thursday 02 June 2022 21:30 Boisdale of Canary Wharf Restaurant

 “Everybody Loves the Sunshine”,”Searchin”, Running Away” and more
 

Reservations from 5.30 pm | Live Music: 9.30pm

The Godfather of Neo-Soul

Vibraphonist/vocalist Roy Ayers is among the best-known, most loved and respected jazz/R&B artist on the music-scene today.

Now in his fourth decade in the music business, Ayers, known as the Godfather of Neo-soul, continues to bridge the gap between generations of music lovers. In the 60’s he was an award-winning jazz vibraphonist, and transformed into a popular R&B band leader in the 70's/80's. Today, the dynamic music man is an iconic figure still in great demand and whose 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 Wil Downing.

Many of Ayers' songs including: “Everybody Loves the Sunshine”,”Searchin”, Running Away” have been frequently sampled and remixed by DJ’s worldwide.

Roy Ayers

Roy Edward Ayers, Jr. was born in Los Angeles, California on September 10, 1940. Music has always been in his genes. His mother, Ruby, was a schoolteacher and local piano instructor and his father, Roy Sr., was a sometimes-parking attendant and trombonist.

As it often happens in a household filled with love and appreciation for music, Roy began to demonstrate his musical aptitude by the tender age of five.

By then he was playing boogie tunes on the piano. He eventually turned his attention to the guitar and other instruments, including the trumpet, and drums before embracing instrument of choice, the vibraphone.

In the 1960's, Roy was an award-winning jazz vibraphonist but soon transferred into a popular R&B band leader in the 1970's and 80's. Today, the dynamic music man is an iconic figure still in great demand.

Bar and heated Terrace available for pre/post-show drinks! DJ's from 7 pm • Wed until 12 am • Thu - Sat until 1 am 

ABOUT THE VENUE

Jools Holland is Boisdale’s Patron of Music presenting the very best in jazz, blues and soul and occasionally rock’n’roll. Described as “London’s No 1 jazz venue” by Tatler Magazine, Boisdale of Canary Wharf is a two-floor venue overlooking the fountains of Cabot Square, which comprises an award-winning restaurant, four private dining rooms, The Oyster Bar & Grill, Terrace, the world’s most extensive whiskey bar (over 1000 malt whiskeys!)

The food offering ranges from an excellent value bar menu with a wonderful selection of burgers starting at £12.50 and an A La carte menu celebrating great British ingredients with flair and imagination. The dry-aged Aberdeenshire steaks are simply amazing! You can also enjoy fabulous cocktails, a good selection of real ales, and draft lagers as well as an outstanding wine list with over 200 bins.

"London's number one jazz venue" Tatler

"Best Whisky Bar in the World" Whisky Magazine

"A carnivore's dream" Evening Standard

"Aged steaks are deemed incredible" Square Meal

"The world's most individualistic style bar & restaurant" Hot Tickets

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Description Price Quantity
info   Special Offer - Window Live Music £19.00 Sold Out
info   Window Live Music £39.00
info   Standard - Live Music £49.00
info   Premium - Live Music £99.00
info   VIP - Live Music £149.00
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Dinner and Show

Description Price Quantity
info   Special Offer - Window Live Music & Dinner £69.00
info   Window - Live Music & Dinner £89.00
info   Standard - Live Music & Dinner £99.00
info   Premium - Live Music & Dinner £149.00
info   VIP - Live Music & Dinner £199.00

Boisdale of Canary Wharf Restaurant - Cabot Place, Canary Wharf, London, E14 4QT


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