Central Texas Grammy Winner Dies at 49
KWTX reported that a Grammy winner native to the Central Texas area has passed away. The man who passed away was jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove who was born in Waco, but caught his big break in Dallas where he grew up and was discovered by Wynton Marsalis.
Hargrove's manager Larry Clothier said, "Hargrove died Friday in New York from cardiac arrest stemming from a longtime fight with kidney disease."
Hargrove's talents were very well renowned by many notable talents in the music business. He played in sessions for the likes of Common, D'Angelo, and Erykah Badu.
Hargrove received his first Grammy accolade in 1998 with with an Afro-Cuban band by the name of Crisol. The band won that Grammy for their album "Habana."
He won another Grammy in 2002 for his work with "Directions in Music: Live at Massey Hall." Hargrove featured a band he led with a saxophonist by the name of Michael Brecker and a pianist by the name of Herbie Hancock.
Wynston Marsalis discovered Hargrove and his talent when he saw him at the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas. Hargrove was born on October 16, 1969, to parents Roy Allan and Jacklyn Hargrove.