The late Roy Hargrove has always been all about music, and this official website is dedicated to moving his music forward and reaching new fans and jazz musicians. This website and the Hargrove Estate are managed by Roy Hargrove Legacy LLC, a company founded by his wife, Aida Brandes-Hargrove, and daughter, Kamala Hargrove, to extend his legacy and celebrate his contributions to jazz and beyond.
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 Herbie Hancock, 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, the Jazz Futures 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.