1073 Wisconsin Ave NW
Beloved by acid-jazz fans, hip-hop heads and disco lovers alike, vocalist and vibraphonist Roy Ayers is partial to the title “King of Neo-Soul Music.” Early in his career, Ayers’ work as an experimental jazz musician found him partnering with greats like Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Hubert Laws. In the decades since, Ayers has doubled down on sultry ballads with drumbeats and synths. The influx of hip-hop-influenced jazz over the past 10 years has been something of a vindication for him. Two separate sets at 8 and 10 p.m.