This will be a performance-oriented ensemble that will focus on the songs of jazz composer and pianist Horace Silver (1928-2014). As a young musician, Silver played with Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and Art Blakey. He formed his own hard-bop group in the 1950s and from then on he was a mentor to talented up-and-coming jazz artists such as trumpeters Donald Byrd, Woody Shaw & Randy Brecker plus saxophonists Benny Golson, Junior Cook, Joe Henderson & Michael Brecker. We will select examples from his long and productive career, including Song For My Father, Sister Sadie, Doodlin’, Filthy McNasty, Nica’s Dream and Senor Blues.
Co-requisite: Must attend seven Music Workshops (Tuesday, 6:30 ‐ 8pm).