Roy Hargrove Estate Launches Firm to Manage Late Musician's Recordings

Roy Hargrove
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Roy Hargrove

The estate of acclaimed jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove has established Roy Hargrove Legacy LLC. The new company will manage the late musician’s rights, recordings and other properties affiliated with the late Grammy Award winner’s 30-year career.

In other related moves, Robb Patryk of the New York City-based law firm Hughes Hubbard & Reed has been appointed legal counsel, while Modern Works Music Publishing has been named administrator of the extensive Hargrove catalog. Social media channels have also been launched: a website (www.royhargroveofficial.com), Instagram (www.instagram.com/groveydean) and Twitter (@groveydean).

Aida Brandes-Hargrove and Kamala Hargrove, Hargrove's widow and daughter, are the heirs to his estate. "Kamala and I are excited about our new company," stated Brandes-Hargrove, the estate's administrator. "We look forward to keeping Roy’s music alive and sharing it with his present and future fans."

A two-time Grammy winner, Hargrove toured worldwide with several groups during his distinguished career: the Roy Hargrove Quintet, the Roy Hargrove Big Band, Roy Hargrove’s Crisol and soul/jazz band the RH Factor. A musician who championed genre-crossing collaborations, Hargrove -- who died in 2018 at age 49 -- worked with a diverse roster of artists including D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, Common, Branford Marsalis, Christian McBride and Chucho Valdes.

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