Roy Hargrove Big Band re-launching on March 10

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    Courtesy of Roy Hargrove Legacy LLC

    New York, February 10, 2022  —  Roy Hargrove Legacy LLC, founded by the late jazz trumpeter’s wife, Aida Brandes-Hargrove, and daughter, Kamala, is pleased to announce that it is re-launching the Roy Hargrove Big Band to honor Roy’s legacy and the big band sound that he loved.  The official re-launch performances will be on March 10, 2022 at the Jazz Gallery, 1160 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York City, at 7:30 and 9:30 pm.  Ticket information: ci.ovationtix.com/36369/production/1104990

    New York, February 10, 2022  —  Roy Hargrove Legacy LLC, founded by the late jazz trumpeter’s wife, Aida Brandes-Hargrove, and daughter, Kamala, is pleased to announce that it is re-launching the Roy Hargrove Big Band to honor Roy’s legacy and the big band sound that he loved.  The official re-launch performances will be on March 10, 2022 at the Jazz Gallery, 1160 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York City, at 7:30 and 9:30 pm.  Ticket information: ci.ovationtix.com/36369/production/1104990

    Originally started in a rehearsal space that would later become the Jazz Gallery, the Roy Hargrove Big Band had its inaugural performance at the Greenwich Village Jazz Festival in 1995.  Since then, the band has toured domestically and internationally and has played everywhere from the Blue Note Tokyo to the Hollywood Bowl. Roy conducted the big band while also playing trumpet and flugelhorn and lending his vocal, most famously, on the fan favorite "September in the Rain.”  The arrangements are comprised of Roy’s original compositions, standards, and new music by band members and other contemporaries whom he respected.

    Performances will feature musicians who played with Roy in his big band and other ensembles.  Ms. Brandes-Hargrove is the band’s Executive Director, and Mr. Bruce Williams, lead alto and big band member from 1997 until Mr. Hargrove’s death in 2018, is Music Director.  Mr. Jason Marshall, baritone saxophonist and also a long-time big band member, is Assistant Music Director.

    The Roy Hargrove Big Band is available for festivals, club performances and special events.  For bookings and other information, please contact:  estate@royhargroveofficial.com or Ms. Brandes-Hargrove at 917-275-7124.  Website: https://royhargroveofficial.com/rhbb

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    About Roy Hargrove:  A two-time Grammy winner who topped the 2019 DownBeat Readers’ Poll for his instrument, Roy is widely acclaimed as one of the premier trumpet players of his generation.  He was a musician of wide tastes with a special gift for composition and melody. While always keeping one foot firmly planted in jazz, Hargrove’s career was one of exciting genre-crossing exploration, including collaborations with Branford Marsalis, Christian McBride, Chucho Valdes, D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, Common and many others. He toured worldwide throughout his 30-year career with the Roy Hargrove Quintet, the Roy Hargrove Big Band, Roy Hargrove’s Crisol, the Jazz Networks and his funk/jazz outfit, the RH Factor, until his death in 2018 at age 49. He entered the DownBeat “Jazz Hall of Fame” in 2021.

                     

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