February 8, 2012 7:56 PM

Jazz Town | Roy Ayers’ music has a hopeful note

In the 1970s, vibraphonist and vocalist Roy Ayers, who headlines Saturday at the Gem Theater, made popular music that represented the most hopeful feelings of the time. And he’s doing his best to bring those feelings back in a genre-bending show that’s not just a greatest-hits revue.

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