Roy Ayers, or in other words… ‘The Godfather of Neo-Soul’ (aged 77) proved that he most definitely still has ‘it’ at The Jazz Cafe last week. And excitingly, the wonderful Desta French set the scene with her powerful voice as the supporting act.
The musician was in his element when we saw him perform at the venue, where the four shows sold out. His glorious attention to detail, vigorous talent, and stage presence was impressive to say the least. Fans attended the gig from different generations and walks of life; It really was beautiful to witness how the soul of his music brings people together. The audience connected in a blissful way, lost in a trance, we certainly forgot about the fact that it was freezing cold outside when ‘Everybody loves the sunshine came on’.
The Jazz Cafe is a musical home to other legends such as Lee Scratch Perry who plays there often. This treasured venue is well known for its intimate atmosphere; we love the fact that it supports up and coming artists too. This month, be sure to catch 22-year-old solo artist Nilüfer Yanya from London’s independent label, Blue Flowers. And Muzikal Seduction will be in collaboration with the venue, where it will host ‘Rising Stars Part III’.
The Jazz Cafe is located at 5 Parkway, London NW1 7PG