On this day one year ago, the world celebrated the life of the great Roy Hargrove, at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
As part of the musical celebration that lasted through the next morning, Renee Neufville premiered “Something To Believe (For Roy),” a stunning ballad she and Justin Robinson composed that morning as their tribute to Roy. To commemorate the premiere, we’re sharing with you the single – released today on WJ3 Records and available on iTunes and more.
Please enjoy this short clip from the video for the single as we continue to celebrate what Renee sings is “the magic of Roy’s legacy.”
Roy Hargrove was cut short tragically in 2018 from a cardiac arrest after being admitted to the hospital for a kidney-related illness. At the young age of 49, this Gen X trumpeter was considered one of the brightest legacy carriers of Jazz music. He combined bebop with Hip-Hop and R&B music to create not only a bridge between music genres but for generations.
He worked with D’Angelo, Erykah Badu, Common and alas songstress Renee Neufville, whose love for her friend endures even years later.