Texas Trumpeter Dies After Long Illness

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November 04, 2018 - 9:38 am

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Two-time Grammy-winning trumpeter and Texas native Roy Hargrove died Friday at age 49.

His manager said that Hargrove died in New York of cardiac arrest stemming from a longtime fight with kidney disease.  

Hargrove, born in Waco, was discovered by Wynton Marsalis at the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas.  

Hargrove later collaborated with Marsalis and Herbie Hancock and mixed jazz sounds with soul, hip-hop, R&B, pop and funk.  

His first Grammy came in 1998 with the Afro-Cuban band Crisol. He won another in 2002 on an album with a band that featured Hancock.  

Hargrove's peers labeled him as a master of jazz improvisation.  

No details have been released concering a memorial service.