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ABOUT THE FILM: HARGROVE is a vérité style documentary, chronicling the last year of trumpet legend Roy Hargrove’s life. Filmed in the jazz clubs of New York as well as across Mediterranean Europe during his final summer tour, this film shines a bright spotlight on Roy Hargrove’s enormous contribution to the art of jazz. HARGROVE exposes the dark and challenging sides of an artist pure in form, yet vulnerable to everyday realities. Music icons including Erykah Badu, Herbie Hancock, Yasiin Bey, Questlove, Sonny Rollins, and Wynton Marsalis pay tribute to Hargrove’s artistry, impact, and legacy. An epic love letter from first-time Black director Eliane Henri, this film features stunning live performances by Hargrove in the last year of his life.
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|6:15 PM:||Venue Opens|
|7:00 PM:||Live Music by Chelley Knight & Chris Vaillancourt Jazz Duo|
|8:15 PM:||Film followed by Q&A with film director Eliane Henri, moderated by Newport Jazz Festival Artistic Director Christian McBride|
|Rain Venue:||OceanPointe Christian Church (66 Valley Rd, Middletown)|
|Parking:||There will be parking offered on-site.|
|Run time:||105 min|
|Cast:||Roy Hargrove, Erykah Badu, Herbie Hancock, Questlove, Sonny Rollins, Wynton Marsalis, Yasiin Bey, Antonio Hart, Christian McBride, Evan Sherman, Frank Lacy, Gerald Cannon, Larry Clothier, Marc Cary, Ralph Moore, Robert Glasper, Russ Elevado, Taber Gable, Willie Jones III|