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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

Live Music Ambassador, Producer and Promoter - Gregory’s passion is making live music come alive for all of us to enjoy - Gregory Burrus is our local live music ambassador and community partner that curates, manages, promotes and documents our South Orange Downtown After Sundown Live Music Concerts, the South Orange 24 Hours of Music Festival, the South Orange Farmers Market Jazz Jam including curating performers for the SOPAC South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) Playing Around South Orange Pianos Project along with booking bands at many other local Essex County venues.

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