Monday, April 14, 2008

April Hill opening up for Roy Ayers on Thursday April 17th 8pm - Great Show to see!!!

On Thursday, April 17th, S.O.B.'s, New York's Home of Universal Music, presentsRoy Ayers, the "Godfather of Acid Jazz", for his last show in New York before he embarks on a month long European tour.Roy Ayers is a legendary vibraphonist, who pioneered the sound known today as acid jazz. Over a musical career that has spanned four and half decades, he as released more than 60 albums, while playing with musical icons like Herbie Mann, Stevie Wonder, Rick James, Grover Washington, Erykah Badu and many more along the way.

S.O.B.'s has been Roy's performance base in New York for over a decade. In recent years he has been trotting the globe with The Superstars of Jazz Fusion, on a tour that reached France, Britain, Russia, Australia and Japan. Since last playing S.O.B.'s 7 months ago, Roy has performed over 35 shows in a myriad of places like Japan, Moscow and Lisbon and was honored with being asked to perform a Tribute to Elton John and Bernie Taupin at Carnegie Hall, sharing the stage with Page McConnell of Phish, Aimee Mann, and Folk-rock visionary Roger McGuinn in front of a sold out crowd. On April 17th, fans will witness the continuance of a stellar career and a characteristic Roy Ayers virtuosic vibes performance.

24-year-old singer/songwriter April Hill is breathing new life into the soul scene. Her unique vocal style and gift with pen and paper is sure to have folk talking about this young Atlanta, Georgia-born talent for a long time. April Hill, a Howard University graduate, came to New York City and quickly caught the attention of soul singer/producer Marlon Saunders. Marlon fell in love with April’s soulful jazzy sound and invited her to share the stage as his opening act on tour. Now this beautiful young artist has delivered LOVE 360, a soulful recording filled with beautiful phrasing, simple and poignant lyrics that will have fans feeling a deep intimate connection with April Hill.
Tickets available through or SOBs box office

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