Poplife Productions Presents in Association with Folding Chair Productions: Hargrove


***For Immediate Release***

Poplife Productions Presents

in Association with Folding Chair Productions


**Official Selection**

“World Premiere” at Tribeca Festival on Sunday, June 12 (8pm)

Produced by Eliane Henri & Dana Guerin
Executive Produced by Janine Sherman Barrois & Erykah Badu

A Documentary Film Chronicling Final Year of Legendary Jazz Trumpet Player Roy Hargrove’s Life From First-Time Director Eliane Henri Featuring Interviews with Erykah Badu, Herbie Hancock, Yasiin Bey, Questlove, Sonny Rollins, Wynton Marsalis, Robert Glasper, among others



New York, NY HARGROVE, a vérité style documentary chronicling the last year of GRAMMY Award-winning trumpet legend Roy Hargrove’s life, will debut at the Tribeca Festival on Sunday, June 12 at 8PM at Waterfront Plaza at Brookfield Place (230 Vesey Street, NYC). Executive produced by Janine Sherman Barrois and Erykah Badu, HARGROVE offers unprecedented access to Roy like never before through intimate and insightful interviews along with stunning live performances. A Q&A, moderated by music and culture critic Nelson George featuring Black woman director Eliane Henri and musicians in the film, will immediately follow the June 12 screening.

Filmed in the jazz clubs of New York, Los Angeles and across Mediterranean Europe (Vienne, Perugia, Sète, Sorrento, and Marseille) on what would be his final tour, HARGROVE shines a bright spotlight on the genius of Roy Hargrove and his enormous contributions to the art of jazz. Key conversations expand beyond Roy’s personal story and enter the terrain of what it means to be an artist, particularly in America. HARGROVE dives into the significance of Black music in America while offering a glimpse into the politics of power and race in the music industry. Roy’s narrative reverberates within today’s Black Lives Matter movement with issues of ethics, exploitation, and empathy called into question.

Music icons Erykah Badu, Herbie Hancock, Yasiin Bey, Questlove, Sonny Rollins, Wynton Marsalis, Robert Glasper, and others pay tribute to Hargrove’s legacy as an acclaimed composer in HARGROVE. First-time director Eliane Henri unveils an epic love letter to Black music with a rare up-close and personal look at an artist whose peers deem a musical prophet. Along with his renowned recording catalog, HARGROVE further documents Roy’s impact on Black music and his place in the history of jazz.


Screeners are available upon request for this powerful celebration of jazz legend Roy Hargrove. Director/producer Eliane Henri and musicians in the film are available for interviews leading up to the premiere at the 2022 Tribeca Festival and its official release.

For A Screener Link and/or Interview Requests – Please Contact:

Jesse P. Cutler, JP Cutler Media, 415.318.9663, jesse@jpcutlermedia.com





On the occasion of debuting the Hargrove documentary, Poplife Productions is working in collaboration with MusiCares® to raise funds in Roy’s honor.  

The MusiCares Foundation provides a safety net for the music community in times of need, and together we can promote wellness, care, and compassion in the lives of the next generation of musicians.  

To donate to MusiCares in honor of Roy Hargrove’s life and legacy:



About the film HARGROVE
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.


Runtime: 105 minutes


Website: http://www.hargrovedocumentary.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HargroveDocumentary/

Instagram: @hargrovedocumentary

Twitter: @FilmHargrove

Publicist Contact: Jesse P. Cutler, JP Cutler Media, 415.318.9663, jesse@jpcutlemedia.com



Full Production Credits:

Production Company

Poplife Productions


in association with Folding Chair Productions


Eliane Henri


Eliane Henri


Dana Guerin

Executive Producer

Janine Sherman Barrois

Executive Producers

Erykah Badu


Scott Adler

Director of Photography

Robert Benavides

Co-Executive Producers

Julie Kamins


Phil Kamins


Eliane Henri


Joseph Marconi

Music Supervisor

Eliane Henri

Lead Cast

Roy Hargrove


Erykah Badu


Herbie Hancock




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

Roy Hargrove Quintet in Paris

Roy Hargrove


Ameen Saleem


Justin Robinson


Evan Sherman


Tadataka Unno

Musicians at Blue Note in New York City

Chucho Valdés


Rodney Barreto


Yaroldy Abreu Robles


Yelsy Heredia

Musicians at Smalls

Carlos Abadie


Bryant Jackson


Benny Rubin


Chris Bates


Evan Sherman


Flavio Silva


Gauvain Gamon


Giveton Gelin


Hillel Salem


Jon Elbaz


Kyle Benford


Justin Jones


Mike Troy


Matt Dwonzzyck


Micah Thomas


Stacy Dillard


Sullivan Fortner


Tim Perryman


Malik McLaurine

Consulting Producer

Sam Pollard

Associate Producer

Lauri Firstenberg


Ralph Moore

Contributing Producer

Langka Treadwell


Zach Treadwell

Music Licensing

Matt Lilley

Music Consultant

Evan Sherman


Willie Jones III

Development Producer

Eliane Henri

Production Manager Los Angeles

Jennifer Stander

Production Manager Texas

Tonya Holloway

Production Coordinator Los Angeles

Lynn Wiley

Production Coordinator European Summer Tour

Kathleen Tenefrancia

Production Coordinator Texas

Sheldon Wright

Additional Photography

Eliane Henri


Louis Mayo


Thaddeus Jefferson


Tommy Maddox


Trevor Hansford

Assistant Camera

Etienne Dang


John Norman


Omar Greene


Cyril Carbonne


Dane Thompsen


Louis Mayo


Mervyn Hendy


Redd Reynolds


Taylor Tosh


Trevor Hansford

Production Consultant New York

Evan Sherman

Production Consultant Paris

Sofia Björkman

Production Assistants

Joshua Kamins


Keila Donell


Vincent Holloway

Post Production Supervisor

Eliane Henri

Post Production Coordinator

Grace Kao


Santiago Padilla

Motion Graphics Company

Dionysus Company Entertainment

Motion Graphics Producer

Chris Berkenkamp

Motion Graphics Artist

Sam Parker

Sound Editor and Sound Mix

Bruce Greenspan MPSE, CAS

Online Editor

Sam Parker

Graphic Design

Shana Lutker


Joseph Marconi


Susan Yin

Archival Producer

Eliane Henri

Archival Research

Eliane Henri


Joseph Marconi

Archival Assistant

Aelish Donahue


Grace Kao

Editorial Assemblage

Small Medium Large Productions


Jenn Harper

Legal Counsel

Roger Goff

Clearance Attorneys

Donaldson + Callif LLP


Dale Nelson


Madison Karsenty


Vernisa Washington


The Annenberg Foundation

Grant Writers

Eliane Henri


Lynn Wiley


Makayla Bailey


Tinku Bhattacharyya

Fiscal Sponsorship Provided by

Film Independent

Production Accountant

Marga Bakker and Associates


Jesse P. Cutler

Festival Strategists

Amy Jelenko


Kathleen McInnis