Though he has gained renown for his funky, soulful and jazzy compositions, Roy Ayers’ signature sound is the vibraphone, incorporated into virtually all elements of his music. With hits such as ‘Brother Green’ and ‘Everybody Loves the Sunshine’, Ayers set the stage for modern R&B artists over the course of his forty plus year career with his innovative use of synthesizers and modern production techniques. Widely considered to be one of the most sampled artists of all time, Ayers’ music continues to engage and inspire audiences of all ages.
Talent can be defined in a myriad of ways. It can be an innate gift or a learned proficiency, but occasionally it’s a potent mixture of both. This is definitely the case with DJ Jon Quick aka the Turntable Superhero. With active residencies at The Cabanas (Maritime Hotel) on Tuesdays, Moca on Wednesdays, Taj Afterwork on Thursdays and The Vault on Saturdays, he is one of NYC’s most notable DJs. His mixes have been featured on Sirius Satellite Radio, Kiss FM and Music Choice. He has also done underground remixes for the rapper K-OS and Bad Boy vocalist, Cheri Dennis. Named one of the 2009 NYC most influential tastemaker/DJ by Kinetix Marketing and for Hennessy Black, the newest brand from by Hennessy, DJ Jon Quick was just featured on NYC’s Fox-5 TV’s Good Day New York and is arguably one of the fastest rising DJ’s created a blueprint for others to follow.