The late Roy Hargrove has always been all about music and this official Roy Hargrove® website is dedicated to moving his music forward and reaching succeeding generations of 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 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 “Hall of Fame” in 2021.