New York City HORACE SILVER MEMORIAL SERVICE Set for 7/7
Horace Silver, American jazz pianist and composer, passed away on June 18th, 2014 in New Rochelle, NY. On Monday, July 7, 2014 at 7 p.m. at St. Augustine of Hippo Episcopal Church (290 Henry Street - Manhattan, NY 10002) a memorial service will be held in his memory.
For more information, 212.673.5300. Casual wear is suggested for attire.
Please do not send flowers to the church. If you would like to make a donation please send it to:
The Horace Silver Foundation
20 Emerson Point
New Rochelle, NY 10801
For more information, visit www.horacesilver.com.
The Recording Academy's statement in response to Silver's passing is as follows:
"Jazz pianist, composer and bandleader Horace Silver was one of the most popular and influential jazz musicians of the '50s and '60s. Widely regarded as the creator of the hard bop sound - a combination of R&B, gospel, and his unique piano style - he performed with some of the biggest names in jazz, including Stan Getz, Miles Davis, and Art Blakey, the latter with whom he founded the legendary Jazz Messengers. In Feb. 2005, Silver received the President's Merit Award at our GRAMMY Salute To Jazz event for his lasting contributions to jazz and the music community. His funky, unique and infectious piano-playing style set a standard for many pianists to follow, further cementing his well-deserved legacy. Jazz has lost one of its great masters, and our sincere condolences go out to his family, his friends, and all who continue to be inspired by his timeless repertoire."