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Roy Hargrove Biography, Wiki, Age, Cause of Death, Net Worth, Wife (Aida Brandes), Children, Parents, Awards, Jazz Trumpeter

2nd November 2018, Roy Hargrove dies from a heart attack at the age of 49

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Roy Hargrove Bio

Roy Anthony Hargrove was born 16th October 1969 and died on 2nd November 2018. He was an American jazz trumpeter. He won worldwide notice after winning two Grammy Awards for differing types of music, in 1997 and in 2002. Hargrove primarily played with jazz luminaries such as Wynton Marsalis and Herbie Hancock.

Hargrove was the bandleader of the progressive group The RH Factor, which combined elements of jazz, funk, hip-hop, soul, and gospel music. Its members have included Chalmers “Spanky” Alford, Pino Palladino, James Poyser, Jonathan Batiste, and Bernard Wright. His longtime manager was Larry Clothier.

Roy Hargrove Background information

Roy Hargrove Birth name Roy Anthony Hargrove
Roy Hargrove Birthday He was born on 16th October 1969 in Waco, Texas, United States
Roy Hargrove Died He died on 2nd November  2018 (aged 49) in New York City, New York, United States
Roy Hargrove Cause of Death Cardiac Arrest
Roy Hargrove Wife Aida Brandes (a singer and producer)
Roy Hargrove Children Kamala (Daughter)
Roy Hargrove Parents Roy Allan Hargrove (father) and Jacquelyn (mother)
Roy Hargrove Net Worth Roy Hargrove’s net worth was estimated to be in the range of approximately $1087810232 as at the time of his death
Genres Post-bop, hard bop, Latin jazz, M-Base, soul
Occupation(s) Musician, bandleader, composer
Instruments Trumpet, flugelhorn
Years active 1987–2018
Labels Groovin’ High, Emarcy, Verve, RCA Novus
Associated acts The Jazz Futures, The Jazz Networks, Crisol, Johnny Griffin, Joe Henderson, Wynton Marsalis, David “Fathead” Newman

Roy Hargrove Biography

Roy Hargrove was born in Waco on 16th October 1969. His father, Roy Allan Hargrove, was an Air Force noncommissioned officer whose career forced him and his wife, Jacquelyn, to move often around the United States and Europe; so young Roy lived with relatives in Waco, Mart, and Groesbeck for most of the first eight years of his life. At the end of the senior Hargrove’s service, the reunited family moved to Oak Cliff. Roy’s father took a job as a sheet metal assembler for Texas Instruments, where he was employed until he died last July. His mother worked as a clerk and still does, at a dialysis center.

Hargrove spent one year (1988–1989) studying at Boston’s Berklee College of Music but could more often be found in New York City jam sessions. He transferred to the New School in New York. His first recording there was with the saxophonist Bobby Watson. Shortly afterward he made a recording with Superblue featuring Watson, Mulgrew Miller, and Kenny Washington. In 1990 he released his first solo album, Diamond in the Rough, on the Novus/RCA label. He was commissioned by the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra and wrote The Love Suite: In Mahogany which premiered in 1993.

In 1994, after being contracted to Verve, he recorded With the Tenors of Our Time, with Joe Henderson, Stanley Turrentine, Johnny Griffin, Joshua Redman, and Branford Marsalis. He recorded Family in 1995, then experimented with a trio format on the album Parker’s Mood in 1995, with bassist Christian McBride and pianist Stephen Scott.

In 2000, Hargrove used a jazz sound with a lot of groove and funk, performing and recording with neo soul singer D’Angelo, resulting in Voodoo. He also performed the music of Louis Armstrong in Roz Nixon’s musical production “Dedicated To Louis Armstrong” as part of the Verizon Jazz Festival. In 2002, he made a collabo with D’Angelo and Macy Gray, the Soultronics, and Nile Rodgers, on two tracks for Red Hot & Riot, a compilation album in tribute to the music of afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti. He acted as the sideman for jazz pianist Shirley Horn and rapper Common on the album Like Water for Chocolate and in 2002 with singer Erykah Badu on Worldwide Underground.

Roy Hargrove Grammy Awards

Hargrove won his first Grammy Award in 1998 for the album Habana with Crisol, the Afro-Cuban band he founded. He won a Grammy Award in 2002 for Directions in Music: Live at Massey Hall with co-leaders Herbie Hancock and Michael Brecker.

Roy Hargrove Death and Cause

On 2nd November 2018, Roy Hargrove died from a heart attack at the age of 49. He is survived by his wife, Aida Brandes (a singer and producer) and daughter Kamala Hargrove from a previous relationship, mother Jacklyn and brother, Brian.

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Roy Hargrove Wife (Aida Brandes)

Aida Brandes is a Recording artist, writes and produces music. The multi-talented artist also plays piano and has a strong background in dance and martial arts.

Aida is self-taught and draws from a diverse pool of music with its main roots in jazz, hip hop, and RnB, while also being informed by different influences from pop, classical and world music genres.

As a solo artist Aida has released two singles, ‘Not a game’ and ‘Waterfalls’ in 2015 and 2016 respectively. She teamed up with director Kate Marks (HBO access) to produce a very personal video project entitled ‘ALMUT’ – available everywhere summer 2017. Most recently she released “Faith No.5”, a simple, yet beautifully moody and intimate piano and voice feature with an unexpected upbeat turn.

Her Big Band arrangements were always featured by her spouse’s, Roy Hargrove Big Band and Slide Hampton. She is also a proud HAF 2017 artist.

Aida Brandes
Aida Brandes

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