Roy Hargrove (1969 - 2018)

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  • "Rest in peace dear Roy. Thank you for the great music."
    - Paula Edelstein
  • "I was blown away the first time I saw & heard this..."
    - Anita Sewer
  • "I started listening to Roy about a year ago, and It's been..."
    - Joey Coleman
  • "What a beautiful talented young Jazz Artist he was! He..."
    - Tony Jenkins
  • "Back in the days of the old Dean St Cafe in Brooklyn NY..."
    - Cal Jones

Roy Hargrove (Photo by Stefan Zaklin/Getty Images) Roy Hargrove in the Hip Hop Memorials Photo Gallery Enlarged Photo
Roy Hargrove was a two-time Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter considered to be one of the premiere jazz trumpeters of his generation. Hargrove played trumpet on recordings for other artists including Common, Erykah Badu, and D’Angelo. He performed with Herbie Hancock and other jazz greats. He died in New York City on Friday, November 2, 2018, from a heart attack at the age of 49.

Hargrove was known for his hard bop style and he led the progressive jazz group The RH Factor which blended jazz, funk, hip-hop, gospel, and soul. He won a best Latin jazz Grammy in 1998 for his album “Habana,” and won again in 2002 for best jazz instrumental album for “Directions in Music,” a live performance with Herbie Hancock and Michael Brecker.

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