In Memoriam: Roy Hargrove (1969-2018)

ITG has learned of the passing of American jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove.

Hargrove was a Grammy-winning musician who was well-regarded in a multitude of styles, from bebop to hip hop and R&B. He won a Grammy in 2003 for Best Jazz Instrumental Album for Directions in Music and in 1998 for Habana. He recorded many other albums, both as a leader and as a sideman.

Hargrove was born October 16, 1969 in Waco, Texas. He passed away on Saturday, November 3, 2018, in New York City, from cardiac arrest.

(Sources: NPR, Pitchfork)

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