THE PAUL ROBESON THEATER @ NORTHWEST ACTIVITIES CENTER DETROIT , MI
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The Roy Hargrove Quintet
Jazz at the Centre Presents
THE ROY HARGROVE QUINTET ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Saturday, January 11, 2014 8:00 p.m., Northwest Activities Center Detroit, Mi General admission tickets: $35.
Jazz at the Centre continues its inaugural season with a performance by legendary trumpeter Roy Hargrove and his quintet. The concert takes place on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. at the Northwest Activities Center in Detroit.
Jazz at the Centre's 2013-14 concert season continues to boast a diverse range of artistry and embodies the concept "all jazz is modern." Through a roster of world-class, internationally renowned jazz artists hosted in the acoustically magnificent Paul Robeson Theater, the series is meant to be a bridge between the artistry of the Detroit Jazz Festival and the superior acoustic properties of Orchestra Hall.
"Roy Hargrove, arguably, is one of the best trumpet players that's emerged in the last 25 years. He possesses a big sound soulful like Louis Armstrong, but with the velocity and power of Freddie Hubbard and Maynard Ferguson. It would be fair to say he is the dean of the modern Jazz Trumpet. We feel that this concert will be a high point in our inaugural season and our audience will thoroughly enjoy hearing Roy and his band in a very intimate concert setting" says Managing and Artistic Director for Jazz at the Centre, Skip Norris. "Our mission is quite simple - we are presenting the best jazz musicians in the world at an exceptional price point."
Roy Hargrove was born in Waco, TX on October 16, 1969. Inspired by the gospel music he heard in church on Sundays and the R&B and funk music that played on the radio, Roy began learning the trumpet in the fourth grade. By junior high school, he was playing at an advanced level of proficiency. At 16, he was studying music at Dallas's prestigious Booker T. Washington School for the Visual and Performing Arts.
Midway through his junior year, Roy was "discovered" by Wynton Marsalis, who was conducting a jazz clinic at the school. Impressed, Marsalis invited Roy to sit in with his band at Ft. Worth's Caravan of Dreams Performing Arts Center. Subsequently, Hargrove was able to return to the venue over a period of the next three months, sitting in with Dizzy Gillespie, Herbie Hancock, Freddie Hubbard and Bobby Hutcherson. Word of Roy's talent reached Paul Ackett, founder and Director of The North Sea Jazz Festival who arranged for him to perform there that summer. This lead to a month long European Tour.
Hargrove spent one year (1988-1989) studying at Boston's Berklee School of Music, but could more often be found in NYC jam sessions, which resulted in his transferring to New York's New School. His first recording in NYC was with the saxophonist Bobby Watson followed shortly by a session with the up-and-comers super group, Superblue featuring Watson, Mulgrew Miller and Kenny Washington. In 1990, he released his solo debut, Diamond in the Rough, on the Novus/RCA label, for which he would record a total of four albums that document his incubational growth as a "young lion" to watch. Hargrove made his Verve Records debut in 1994 on With the Tenors of Our Time, showcasing him with stellar sax men Joe Henderson, Stanley Turrentine, Johnny Griffin, Joshua Redman and Branford Marsalis.
Hargrove won his first Grammy Award in 1998 for the album Habana with the Afro-Cuban band he founded, Crisol. He went on to win a second Grammy Award in 2002 for Directions in Music with Herbie Hancock and Michael Brecker. In 2000, Hargrove used a jazz sound with a lot of groove and funk, performing and recording with neo-soul singer D'Angelo, resulting in Voodoo. In 2002, he collaborated again with D'Angelo and other soul artists including Macy Gray, the Soultronics, and Nile Rodgers, on two tracks for Red Hot & Riot, a compilation CD in tribute to the music of afrobeat pioneer, Fela Kuti.
Roy Hargrove continues to tour to festivals and clubs in various parts of the world with the Roy Hargrove Quintet and the Roy Hargrove Big Band.
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THE PAUL ROBESON THEATER @ NORTHWEST ACTIVITIES CENTER (View)
18100 MEYERS RD
DETROIT , MI 48235