Aida Brandes-Hargrove is self taught and draws from a diverse pool of music with its main roots in jazz, hip hop and rnb. Her main instruments are vocal and piano. She is also a songwriter and arranger who enjoys writing for big band and making beats. Her Big Band arrangements have been featured by Slide Hampton, the Roy Hargrove Big Band and the Astoria Big Band.
Her original songs and productions have been finalists and winners in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, as well as the Great American Song Contest. Other official selections include the Long Island International Film Expo, Golden Door International Film Festival, Lady Filmmakers Festival.
Aida is the widow of the late, great Roy Hargrove and the president of Roy Hargrove Legacy, a company she founded with his daughter Kamala Hargrove to extend his legacy and celebrate his contributions to jazz and beyond.