Horace Silver Memorial Service: July 7 at 7 p.m.
July 1, 2014. Posted by Tim Wilkins.
A memorial service will be held Monday, July 7 at 7 p.m. for pianist and composer Horace Silver, at the Saint Augustine of Hippo Episcopal Church at 290 Henry Street in Manhattan, NY, 10002.
Attire is casual, and the family requests flowers not be sent to the church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to:
Horace Silver Foundation
20 Emerson Point
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Silver passed away June 18 at his home in New Rochelle from cardiac arrest.
Born in Norwalk, Connecticut in 1928, Silver got his first big break in 1950. when saxophonist Stan Getz heard the pianist's group in Hartford and invited them on tour. Moving to New York in 1951, he recorded many memorable sessions for the Blue Note Records and remained with the label until 1980.
Silver, who was honored as an NEA Jazz Master in 1995, will be remembered for his soulful hard-bop performances and compositions, which include "Peace," "Song For My Father," "Sister Sadie" and "The Preacher."
WBGO says goodbye to this dear friend and master musician. Our condolences go out to Jemela, Greg, other family members and the countless others he touched over the years.
Thank you, Horace, and rest in peace!
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