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Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Born: October 16, 1969

Trumpeter Roy Hargrove has firmly established himself as one of this generation's premier players in jazz and beyond. Hargrove was born in Waco, TX on October 16, 1969. Inspired by the gospel music he heard in church on Sundays and the R&B and funk music that played on the radio, Roy began learning the trumpet in the fourth grade. By junior high school, he was playing at an advanced level of proficiency. At 16, he was studying music at Dallas's prestigious Booker T. Washington School for the Visual and Performing Arts.

Midway through his junior year, Roy was “discovered” by Wynton Marsalis, who was conducting a jazz clinic at the school. Impressed, Marsalis invited Roy to sit in with his band at Ft. Worth's Caravan of Dreams Performing Arts Center. Subsequently, Hargrove was able to return to the venue over a period of the next three months, sitting in with Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard and Bobby Hutcherson. Word of Roy’s talent reached Paul Ackett, founder and Director of The North Sea Jazz Festival who arranged for him to perform there that summer. This led to a month-long European Tour....
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... “[It was] Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Max Roach, God rest his soul, and a whole host of others that came along during a time when it went from big band to small group and made the music very intellectual,” said musician Roy Hargrove. ~~ in The New York Times, ARTS, October 21, 2007, during the Annual Charlie Parker Jazz Festival in Manhattan.

Primary InstrumentTrumpet

LocationNew York, NY



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KPLU885 | December 03, 2009 Trumpeter Roy Hargrove performed live at KPLU's Seattle studios on December 2, 2009, during his 6-day performances at Jazz Alley. This studio visit is hosted by Abe Beeson. Hargrove was accompanied by pianist Jonathan Batiste, bassist Ameen Saleem, saxophonist Justin Robinson, and drummer Montez Coleman. Roy says, "The working title right now is "Soulful."

June 06, 2009 Awesome performance of the jazz standard "Invitation" from Roy Hargrove. From the "Legends of Jazz" Series DVD.The DVD includes performances, interviews and more. http://www.legendsofjazz.net/

Roy Hargrove at Charlie Parker Jazz Festival on August 25, 2007. Only 47 seconds, but you get to see him smile!

The Roy Hargrove Quintet playing "IN YOUR FACE" at the CATALINA DRIFT in 2007. Montez Coleman on drums.

Roy Hargrove playing beautifully on the flugelhorn on "I Remember Clifford" with Dizzy Gillespie All Stars in Burghausen 2007.

A very young Roy Hargrove with the Metropole Jazz Orchestra at the North Sea Jazz Festival playing on "It Ain't Necessariily So."

Poignant rendition of "Fools Rush In"(Mercer/Bloom) by Roy Hargrove on the flugelhorn last night at Marina da Gloria ... Roy Hargrove in Rio - 2006.

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