Gifted American trumpeter and flugelhornist, the late Roy Hargrove, made it his mission to spread the jazz message; a virtuoso trumpeter who became a symbol of jazz’s youthful renewal in the early 1990s, he then established himself as one of the most respected musicians of his generation.
Hargrove began his jazz career in the late 80s and as the years passed, Hargrove found himself often working with such creative neo-soul vocal stars as D’Angelo and Erykah Badu, and helping to spur new fusions of jazz, soul, hip-hop and R&B that would bring eager younger listeners to jazz.
Hargrove carried the torch for jazz tradition into the hip-hop generation, and what better way to pay homage to his life, his work and his music than an evening of some Kenya’s most forward trumpeters?
Next Tuesday #JazzTrain2, will pay homage to one of modern Jazz’s trumpet legends, Grammy winner Roy Hargrove who passed on last month featuring performances by Grammy winning Kenyan trumpeter Owuor Arunga who won accolades and hearts across the globe from his work in hip hop, and featured on shows such as Coke Studio, and Mackinlay Mutsembi, the founder and Music Director of the Nairobi Horns project. Vocalist Noel Nderitu also makes an appearance.
Backed by stellar musicians keyboardist George Nyoro (Keyboardist at Nairobi Horns and MD of Shamsi Music) Guitarist Jack Muguna, Bassist Sedar Malaki and Drummer Richie Wandati, the performance will also include an open jam session of various jazz acts. We promise a real treat!
The music starts at 7pm to 10pm, next Tuesday at J’s Westlands at Muthangari road opposite Safaricom Headquarters
J’s Fresh Kitchen accepts reservations so please make a reservation for a table should you know you will be coming for dinner. The number for reservations is 0707612585.