This Wednesday, October 16, The Jazz Gallery will host a special birthday celebration concert and jam session for trumpeter and Gallery co-founder Roy Hargrove. Beginning at 9 P.M., longtime Hargrove associate saxophonist Jaleel Shaw will lead his quartet in a performance of Roy’s music. Afterward, Shaw will open the floor to a jam session, honoring Hargrove’s unwavering commitment to the practice—Hargrove remained a fixture at Smalls’ late night sessions, even as his health began to fail.
Before coming out to this celebration of Hargrove’s life, legacy, and music, check out the Dizzy Gillespie All-Star Big Band performing a blistering and ecstatic version of Gillespie’s “Things To Come”—a favorite of Hargrove’s—at this past January’s Jazz at Lincoln Center tribute.
The Jazz Gallery and Jaleel Shaw present a special birthday jam session for Roy Hargrove on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. At 9 P.M. Mr. Shaw, on alto saxophone, will present a set of Hargrove’s music featuring Julius Rodriguez on piano, Ameen Saleem on bass, Willie Jones III on drums, and special guests. Afterwards, Shaw will host an open jam session until 2 A.M. $15 general admission (FREE for members and musicians with instruments), $25 reserved table seating ($10 for members). Purchase tickets here.