Roy Ayers is an American funk, soul, and jazz composer and vibraphone player. Ayers began his career as a post-bop jazz artist, releasing several albums with Atlantic Records, before his tenure at Polydor Records beginning in the 1970s, during which he helped pioneer jazz-funk.
- Born: September 10, 1940 (age 78), Los Angeles
- Aliases: Ayers, Roy, Roy Ayres
- Children: Roy Ayers Jr.
- Genre: Hip hop music
- Websites: http://www.royayers.com/