Grammy-winning trumpeter Roy Hargrove has firmly established himself among the premier players in jazz and beyond. He returns to the Kennedy Center with his distinct blend of jazz, soul, Gospel, and hip hop.
Grammy Award–winning trumpeter Roy Hargrove has firmly established himself as among the premier players in jazz and beyond. The New York Times calls him an "often dazzling trumpeter with a gift for pithy soul." Ever-stretching into more challenging and colorful ways to flex his musical skills, Hargrove has left indelible imprints in a vast array of artful settings. Since his recording debut at age 19, he has won the praise and respect of critics, peers, and fans alike with his fiery soloing and original ideas within the hard bop context.