Roy Hargrove


21/10|Friday|20:00     Mount Fortress     Tickets: MOP 150

It is not an exaggeratoin to hail Roy Hargrove as the crème de la crème of jazz trumpeters of the contemporary era. His exceptional talent has made him conspicuous since high school when he caught the ear of the jazz legend Wynton Marsalis. Hargrove combined Hip Hop with his music ten years ago and traversed Hard Bop, Blues, Hip Hop, R&B. All his approaches are superb.

This trumpet genius, who served as a “young lion” over the course of the jazz revival in the United States, now wows the contemporary jazz community as a grown lion, and has won Grammy Awards for Best Latin Jazz Album and for Best Jazz Instrumental Album. His talent is well recognised.

The legend is attributed to Hargrove’s passion and dedication to jazz. His music is famous for not only originality and dramatic tension but also wild yet precise improvisation featuring a variety of tunes that fully manifest his soul of jazz. This year marks the 90th anniversary of the birth of jazz giant Miles Davis. Hargrove will pay tribute to him by playing a number of Davis’s masterpieces, and that is absolutely the peak of expectation.

Programme Highlights
The Sorcerer
So What
My Ship

(Subject to change)

Duration: approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes, no interval