Jazz composer and artist extraordinaire Roy Ayers will be Mark Riley's guest on BBC 5 Live's "Up All Night" program during the "New York Talks" segment, 8:30pm-9:30pm EST, on Saturday, November 12, 2011.
Mr. Ayers will sit in with Mark Riley to broadcast the "New York Talks" segment, along with "Up All Night" presenter Dotun Adebayo. The segment will cover Ayers' legendary career as a world-renowned jazz performer, as well as discuss what's happening in New York City.
"Up All Night" is broadcast across England on most of the BBC's frequencies, and on Radio Scotland, Radio Cymru and Radio Ulster. To tune in to "Up All Night", kindly visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0070h86
Dotun Adebayo is the popular and well-respected host of "Up All Night", broadcasting on BBC 5 Live between the hours of 1am and 5am.
Mark Riley commented "I'm honored to have my friend Roy Ayers participate in "New York Talks" on BBC 5 Live. I've followed his storied career since I was in college and he was performing with Herbie Mann. Roy is a true icon, one who's musicianship and humility stand the test of time."
Vibraphonist/Vocalist Roy Ayers is among the best-known and highly admired jazz/R&B; artists on the music scene today. He is known as the Godfather of Neo-soul and continues to bridge the generation gap of music lovers. Ayers is an award winning musician and is in great demand all over the world. He recently recorded with hip hop artist Talib Kweli (produced by Kanye West) and jazz/R&B; singer Wil Downing. Ayres' songs "Everybody Loves the Sunshine", "Searchin", and "Running Away" have been sampled and remixed by DJ's worldwide.
Mark Riley is a veteran broadcast journalist and talk show host, as well as a TV political analyst. He can be heard weekdays on http://www.wwrl1600.com/ between 6am-9am EST.
Mr. Riley is available for interviews and speaking engagements. For more information or booking, kindly contact Karen Morris, Sand Castle Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org