great day logo
big picture

jazz musician picture
Horace Silver
piano, band leader, composer: hardbop

Blending oldschool r and b, church music, blues and Caribbean sounds in his compositions and piano playing, Horace was a leading hardbop pioneer. He was a founding member of Art Blakey 's Jazz Messengers, helping introduce such talent as Donald Byrd, Art Farmer , Woody Shaw and Blue Mitchell. Horace has worked with greats like Coleman Hawkins, Lou Donaldson, Hank Mobley, Joe Henderson and Stan Getz.