Roy Hargrove

Oct 16, 1969 – Nov 2, 2018 (Age 49)


Roy Hargrove was a two-time Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter considered to be one of the premiere jazz trumpeters of his generation. Hargrove played trumpet on recordings for other artists including Common, Erykah Badu, and D'Angelo. He performed with Herbie Hancock and other jazz greats. He died Friday, November 2, 2018, from a heart attack at the age of 49.

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Nice Guy! miss your music, Rest In Peace Dude

Missing you baby boy Roy. You were one of the GREAT ones.

At this time of your tears, may God be with all of you at this time of your loss.

I remember hearing Roy compete at the NAACP ACT-SO competition when he was in high school and have never forgotten him. He had so much swag and accomplishment at his young age. He'll be missed!

I was not aware that I was a jazz enthusiast until I was in my late teens. My brother and I always enjoyed record shopping. I know some remember those. We frequently went to Tower Records on Belden & Clark on Chicagos Northside, (they had a jazz room, are you kidding me!!) We would lose time just hanging out and Roy Hargrove meant a lot to me because he was one of the greats that we had. Im just 1 year younger. I would try to imagine how it was decades ago with all the other greats but...

You have been assigned this mountain to show others it can be moved. The loss of you is immeasurable but so is the music you left behind. Thank you

What a great musician!!! With deepest regards to his family. Thanks for your music to the World!!!

You were a hell of a horn player and had the most beautiful sounds nice

With deepest sympathies, please accept my condolences for your loss of Roy Hargrove. One of his passions was understanding the beauty of music and being a great contributor to the musical scene. It is for this reason he will be sorely missed by many. May the family enjoy the fond memories they shared with Roy and find comfort in the God of tender mercies during this critical time.

~ L. Russ