Groove Theory 5.0 with AYE and The Extraordinary Gentlemen
Groove Theory Calgary continues with Calgary rapper and MC A.Y.E and The Extraordinary Gentleman, curated by JMaj7 Music.
About this week’s Groove Theory Calgary presenters:
Producer, songwriter, composer, and guitarist, Jamil Ahmed does it all. In addition to curating the local sounds of Groove Theory Calgary, Jamil DJs groovy sounds every Thursday at the Eddy.
Allan Slaight Juno Master Class 2017-2018 top 10 finalist Jahimba Hutson a.k.a. A.Y.E. was born into a musical family, getting an early start on stage performing with his father’s rasta reggae band Strugglah as keyboardist & emcee, while in junior high. The band shared the stage with such luminaries as the Wailers, Burning Spear and Jimmy Cliff. A young A.Y.E. watched carefully, listening and learning first-hand from Strugglah.
A.Y.E. was nominated for Rap Recording of the Year at the 2017 YYCMAs (Calgary Music Awards) and Musical Group of the Year at the 2016 Obsidian Awards with The Extraordinary Gentlemen. A.Y.E. released his sophomore album “Nox” in 2016 and is currently gearing up for his next release. Listed by CBC Music as an “emerging act to watch” (2017).
Performing on some of the biggest Canadian stages opening for international headlining acts such as MURS, Pusha T, Raekwon, D12, Cyhi The Prynce, Yasin Bey (Mos Def), Black Sheep, Swollen Members, Camp Lo, and more. Along with headlining shows at Sled Island, Lilac Festival, Hi-Fi Club in Calgary.