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Northwestern University Jazz Ensemble: Silver’s Serenade—The Music of Horace Silver

A black and white photo of musician Horace Silver

When: Tuesday, February 13, 2024
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM CT

Where: Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, Galvin Recital Hall, 70 Arts Circle, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Tickets are $8 for the general public and $5 for students with valid ID.

Contact: Concert Management Office   (847) 467-4000

Group: Bienen School of Music Concerts and Events

Category: Fine Arts


Darius Hampton, conductor

Horace Silver hit the scene in the early 1950s, and his compositions and piano playing helped define the shift from the bebop of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, and Bud Powell towards the hard-bop style that would dominate the next decade. Silver was a founding member of the Jazz Messengers, and many of his compositions, including “Song for My Father,” “The Preacher,” “Peace,” and “Nica’s Dream” have become jazz standards. As one of the most prominent bandleaders of his time, he influenced generations of musicians, among them Donald Byrd, Joe Henderson, and the Brecker Brothers. Join the new Northwestern University Jazz Ensemble for an exploration of Silver’s music.

Horace Silver (arr. Darius Hampton), “Nica’s Dream” 
Horace Silver (arr. Diego Rivera), “Splitkick” 
Horace Silver (arr. Derrick Gardner), “Doodlin’” 
Horace Silver (arr. Derrick Gardner), “Sweet Sweetie Dee” 
Horace Silver (arr. Diego Rivera), “Silver’s Serenade” 
Horace Silver (arr. Diego Rivera), “Peace” 
Horace Silver (arr. Darius Hampton), “Ecaroh” 
Horace Silver (arr. Derrick Gardner), “The Jody Grind” 

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