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Arts Magnet will honor The Late Roy Hargrove with a Memorial Concert

Arts Magnet Alums will honor The Late Roy Hargrove with a Memorial Concert

Dallas, TX…. Graduates of Booker T. Washington HSPVA will honor the late Roy Hargrove on December 21, 2018 at 7:00p.m. with a memorial concert.

Arts Magnet Alums from across the country will come together with current students to honor the late Grammy winning trumpeter Roy Hargrove. Hargrove graduated from Arts Magnet in 1988.

Erykah Badu will serve as MC for the evening. Ms. Badu dedicated her Soul Train Music 2018 Legend Award to Roy Hargrove in his memory during her acceptance speech.

Event: The Roy Hargrove Memorial Concert

Date: Dec. 21, 2018

Time: 6:00 p.m. reception – Hudson Art Gallery

Time: 7:00 p.m. – RH Memorial Concert

Where: Montgomery Arts Theatre @ Booker T. Washington HSPVA

2501 Flora ST.

Dallas, TX 75201


Roy Hargrove was the bandleader for RH Factor, which combined elements of jazz, funk, hip-hop, soul and gospel music. The RH Factor will perform.

For Tickets:

Improvisation: A Tribute to Roy Hargrove

The Arts Magnet High School Class of 1988 and 1989 collaborating on a celebration of life for the late Roy Hargrove.

More about Roy Hargrove:

Roy Anthony Hargrove (October 16, 1969 – November 2, 2018) 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 in the hard bopstyle for the majority of his albums, especially performing jazz standards on his 1990's albums.

Hargrove was the bandleader of the progressive group the RH Factor, which combined elements of jazzfunkhip-hopsoul, and gospel music. Its members have included Chalmers "Spanky" AlfordPino PalladinoJames PoyserJonathan Batiste, andBernard Wright.

Hargrove studied trumpet and was discovered by Wynton Marsalis when Marsalis visited the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas. One of his influences was saxophonist David "Fathead" Newman, who performed in Ray Charles's Band at Hargrove's junior high school.

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 afterwards he made a recording with Superblue featuring Watson, Mulgrew MillerFrank Lacy, 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, now contracted to Verve, he recorded With the Tenors of Our Time, with Joe HendersonStanley TurrentineJohnny GriffinJoshua Redman, and Branford Marsalis. He recorded Family in 1995, then experimented with a trio format on the albumParker's Mood in 1995, with bassist Christian McBride and pianist Stephen Scott.

Hargrove won the Grammy Award for Best Latin Jazz Album in 1998 for Habana with Crisol, the Afro-Cuban band he founded.[3] He won his second Grammy for Best Jazz Instrumental Album in 2002 for Directions in Music: Live at Massey Hall with co-leaders Herbie Hancock and Michael Brecker.

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. Hargrove 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 collaborated with D'Angelo and Macy Graythe 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 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.


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