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Roy Hargrove w/Guest Roberta Gambarini
Jazz Trumpet Marvel
Grammy Nominated Vocals
- Wednesday, Jan 18, 2017
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About Roy Hargrove
Trumpeter Roy Hargrove has firmly established himself as one of the premier players in jazz and beyond. Always looking for more challenging and colorful ways to flex his musical chops, Hargrove has left indelible imprints in a vast array of artful settings. Since his recording debut at age 19, he has won the praise and respect of critics, peers, and fans alike with his fiery soloing and original ideas within the hard bop context. Now entering his 40s, Hargrove seems to have no limit of ideas or different musical settings to fulfill them: in addition to his lauded quintet work, he has made forays into Latin and Cuban music (1997’s Habana), recorded an album of ballads with strings(1999’s Moment to Moment), and stepped into the hip-hop world (two recent records with his RH Factor).
His two Grammy awards have come in very different settings. His Cuban-based band Crisol (with piano legend Jesus “Chucho” Valdes and drummer Horatio “El Negro” Hernandez), won the Best Latin Jazz Performance Grammy in 1997, and 2002’s Directions in Music (with Herbie Hancock and Michael Brecker) won Best Instrumental Jazz Album.
About Roberta Gambarini
Check out this great interview from 2011 to learn more about this growing artist!
A native Italian, Gambarini has been turning heads since her 1998 move to Boston and concurrent third-place finish in the Thelonious Monk Jazz Vocal Competition. A vocal virtuoso, she has incredible technique and a warm tone, owing to her instrumental approach. Her first domestic release, Easy to Love, was nominated for a Grammy award in 2006.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“Roberta Gambarini brings her pristine voice, impeccable diction and pitch, scatting smarts and personal charm to the Dakota…”
– Pamela Espeland, 0ct 10, 2008
“Roberta Gambarini is a spectacularly talented jazz singer who is regularly compared favorably with the likes of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, and Carmen McRae. No less than iconic jazz pianist Hank Jones … declared her the best new singer in 60 years.” – City Pages
“Gambarini is a true successor to Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Carmen McRae” – Kevin Lowenthal, Boston Globe
“Even Gershwin would have enjoyed her passionate reworking of ‘Porgy, I’s Your Woman Now/I Loves You Porgy.’” – Amazon
“Finally a singer whom musicians have long known is one of the greats, Roberta’s recording debut is breathtaking” – Saxophone great Michael Brecker
“A shockingly good young jazz singer originally from Italy … Sounding like an update of past jazz divas — particularly the regal Carmen McRae and the amazingly fluid Sarah Vaughan — she lives up to the title of her U.S. debut CD, ‘Easy to Love.’” – Tom Surowicz, Star Tribune