Trumpeter Roy Hargrove, who passed away at the age of 49 on Nov. 2, will be honored with a musical tribute on Tuesday, Jan. 8, in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall on Broadway at 60th Street, New York, N.Y. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the event will begin promptly at 7 p.m.
Originally scheduled to be held at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, the celebration of Hargrove’s life and work will instead take place at JALC’s Rose Theater immediately after the conclusion of the 2019 Jazz Congress.
This celebration will be open to the public, and the general seating area will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Seating in Rose Theater is limited, and Jazz at Lincoln Center reserves the right to close admission based on capacity. Additional seating will be available for simulcast viewing in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Appel Room, Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Atrium, and Ertegun Jazz Hall of Fame.
The staff of Jazz at Lincoln Center and Jazz Congress made this official statement about the event in a press release earlier today:
“Roy Anthony Hargrove, one of the most respected and loved musicians in the New York City community and the world at large, was a trailblazing multiple Grammy Award winning trumpeter. He was known just as intensely for his brimming fire and fury as he was for his gorgeous, signature balladry. Over and over, his sound attested to and sanctified his deep love for music. His unselfish timbre covered the waterfront of every musical landscape. Owning his music, his sound, Roy inspired generations of musicians. He was a game changer.
“Roy Hargrove touched the lives of so many people – musicians, fans and industry professionals – with his incredible musical gifts. The staff of Jazz at Lincoln Center and Jazz Congress are honored that we can be part of the process of bringing the jazz community together at one place and time to pay its respects and share its grief over the loss of this musical giant.”
Those who wish to make a tax-deductible contribution to offset production costs for the Roy Hargrove celebration can do so here.
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