Interlochen combos explore the music of jazz pioneer Horace Silver in upcoming benefit concert
If you've ever heard the tune "Song for My Father," you've heard jazz pianist, composer and arranger Horace Silver's groundbreaking work.
Collaborations with jazz icons like Stan Getz, Art Blakely and Blue Note Records helped propel Silver to prominence in 1950s and 1960s as he ushered in a new, blues-influenced era of bebop-style jazz known as hard bop.
On Thursday, Interlochen Arts Academy's jazz combos will perform a concert of Silver's music benefitting the Annette Basler Memorial Scholarship Fund.
The fund was established in honor and memory of a Traverse City High School senior who died in 1990 in an accident caused by a drunk driver.
It provides college scholarships to graduating high school seniors who are permanent residents of Interlochen or Green Lake Township.
Listen for a preview of the concert with alto saxophonist Dario Allais, baritone saxophonist Gabe Proctor, pianist Austin Stoddard, bassist Bug Jaffe, guitarist Jack Simpson and Director of Jazz Studies and trumpeter Josh Lawrence.
"Nica's Dream" - Horace Silver
"Me and My Baby" - Horace Silver
Michael Culler engineered this edition of Studio A.