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.
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.
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.
Read a great review on Jazz Org.