Roy Hargrove: "People are turning a deaf ear to jazz. Some of that is the fault of jazz musicians trying too hard to appear to be cerebral. They aren’t having fun playing the music and that's why people aren't coming to hear it live anymore. What must we offer to the jazz world of today? It's about being innovative, which is cool. But innovation must come in music that's swinging and feels good. It's meaningless if it doesn't touch you.” And there is no doubt that a concert by this multiple grammy-winner will swing, Flagey invites this world-renowned trumpeter for the official opening concert of the Brussels Jazz Festival. Welcome!
Roy Hargrove, trumpet, flugelhorn
Justin Robinson, alto saxophone
Sullivan Fortner, piano
Ameen Saleem, double bass
Quincy Philips, drums