Bienen Ensembles

Northwestern University Jazz Ensemble

Silver’s Serenade—The Music of Horace Silver

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 7:30pm CST

Galvin Recital Hall

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

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Mary B. Galvin Recital Hall


70 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208
United States

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Located in the Ryan Center for the Musical Arts, this 400-seat hall features a 40-foot glass wall offering views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Undulating walls of Forest Stewardship Council–certified wood, covered with a thin layer of African moabi wood, provide optimal acoustics, and the hall is equipped with state-of-the-art sound and video equipment for recording.