Some artists continue to surprise, regardless of how many times they have played at a given festival. Roy Hargrove is a fine example of just such a surprising and unpredictable artist. The 48-year-old American trumpeter constantly looks for challenges and colorful ways to expand his musical landscape. The Texan doesn’t think in styles or genres, which explains the fact that throughout his impressive career he has been able to contribute to the memorable work of artistically contrasting musicians like D’Angelo, Shirley Horn, John Mayer, and Sonny Rollins. This year, the multiple Grammy winner is bringing his highly acclaimed Roy Hargrove Quintet to North Sea Jazz. You can expect a truly unforgettable and energetic show bursting with improvisation from one of the only pure jazz cats who can lay claim to both critical and commercial success.