Dennis Ayler has been making waves on the south London underground this year. He first came to critical attention when he released an exclusive 7″ on 22a back in May 2016. He has since followed up with a six track EP, “No Comment”, on his new label Dennis Ayler Music.
Raised in a musical family, Ayler gained early exposure to the piano via his mother who was the organist for her local church. At home she taught classical piano to private students. However, her real love was for jazz and blues – which meant that, when she wasn’t teaching, the house would be ringing out with music from the likes of Thelonious Monk and Bud Powell. This helped Dennis develop an understanding of Jazz music early on and gave him a strong foundation in music creation and improvisation. He’s since progressed from playing solo piano to exploring production via drum machines, synths, electric guitars & the like…
Expect to hear plenty more from Dennis Ayler in 2017.