Roy Hargrove Celebration of Life at Lincoln Center

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On Tuesday, January 8, 2019, a global jazz community came together at Jazz at Lincoln Center to celebrate the life and music of the great Roy Hargrove, who passed away on November 2, 2018.

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It was the kind of sendoff Roy would have wanted: a five-hour musical blowout in Rose Theater, free and open to the public—followed by a jam session at Dizzy’s Club that lasted into the early morning hours—featuring more than 150 musicians. A crowd of 2000 was in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall to watch the concert in Rose Theater or to view the event live on screens in The Appel Room and the Mica and Ahmet Ertegun Atrium. More than 95,000 people around the world tuned in to the free livestream.

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I captured and met with a Roy a few times and one memorial time I asked why are you so Damm good. His answer was I hear music in my head 24 hours a day. Later I found and interview where he States what his life is about.

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Read a great review on  Jazz Org.
http//www.jazz.org/blog/thousands-gather-to-celebrate-the-life-and-work-of-roy-hargrov/

 

 

Published by Gregory Burrus

Gregory Burrus, Photojournalist, Live Music Ambassador, Arts and Entertainment Writer, Blogger, Business Reviewer, and Community Events Reporter. Gregory Burrus is a supporter of local businesses and community events with a passion for jazz and blues but loves all genres of music who secures and provides opportunities for musicians to perform all over Northern New Jersey and New York City. Gregory Burrus documents events at Newark Rutgers Institute of Jazz Studies Newark’s - Clements Place Jazz, the biweekly Jazz973 Series and is the local resident photographer of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center - NJPAC Jazz Jams. Gregory reports on the South Orange NJ Downtown After Sundown Live Music Concerts, South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) Playing Pianos Around South Orange, NJ and is the founder, curator of South Orange 24 Hours of Music Jamboree and the South Orange Farmers Market Jazz Jams. Gregory Burrus reviews the Jazzy Nights Live Music program, the Maplewood Community Music Concert and Big Band program along with booking, promoting and curating many other live music events around the greater New York, New Jersey area. Gregory is an avid photographer, videographer, promotes arts and entertainment events through social media marketing, writing articles, blogging and photojournalism as a South Orange NJ Patch Journalist. You can also find published content on Jersey Indie, Medium and a few other sites. Having fun, living life, while helping others.

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