Aida Brandes Hargrove got her start in the music industry while still in high school working as a recording artist and professional back up singer and dancer. Aida also plays piano and enjoys writing and arranging. She draws from a diverse pool of music with its main roots in jazz, hip hop and rnb. Her Big Band arrangements have been featured by the Roy Hargrove Big Band, Slide Hampton, the Astoria Big Band and the NYC Ska Orchestra. Her original songs 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. She recently finished a weekly residency in New York with pianist Jon Davis and is currently performing in different venues around the city. Aida is the widow of the late, great Roy Hargrove and the president of Roy Hargrove Legacy, a company she founded with his daughter to extend his legacy and celebrate his contributions to jazz and beyond. She is also the executive director of the Roy Hargrove Big Band.