Tribute to Roy HARGROVE with Jazz Orchestra of Concertgebouw
January 30, 2019
On February 1st we are playing a concert for a very sad reason..my dear friend ROY HARGROVE passed away unexpectedly just a couple of months ago from complications of kidney disease.
I had the great pleasure of having been a guest-vocalist in Roy’s band and tour with him to Cuba. That was a miraculous journey. I learned so much in so many ways. And now Roy is not with us anymore…it’s hard to imagine he won’t walk in, trumpet in hand at Smalls, NYC where I last ( and often ) saw him.
The JazzOrchestra of Concertgebouw will play Roy’s arrangements from his EMERGENCE album and I will be singing some of Roy’s arrangements for vocals, alongside other soloists that had a connection with Roy,notably Jesse van Ruller, Benjamin Herman and Floriaan Wempe at the BIMHUIS, Amsterdam , directed by Rob Horsting.