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Isaac ben Ayala

Known within the guild of jazz musicians as one of the most sought-after performers on the jazz scene, the eclectic pianism of Isaac ben Ayala is a one-of-a-kind musical foray into the traditions of Jazz, Classical, African, Latin, and various Ethnic genres.

Ayala has worked with some of the most heralded musicians of our day including: Leon Thomas, Winard Harper, Boys Choir of Harlem and Quincy Jones. He has also performed with Ray Charles (on B-3 organ), Wynton Marsalis, Eddie Harris and Louis Bellson. Isaac ben Ayala is featured as pianist and composer (Gentle Spirit) on legendary alto saxophonist and flutist James Spaulding’s latest release Round To It. He has also Music Directed a wide range of musical theater productions including Generations, under the production of Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis, and Beehive (Arkansas Repertory Theatre Company). A commissioned composer at Karamu House (Cleveland, Ohio), Ayala composed and Music Directed the Swing Mikado. Possessing a Bachelor’s Degree in Historical Performance from the renowned Oberlin Conservatory, Ayala is an accomplished harpsichordist.

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