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Jazz on the Move logoThe Frist Art Museum is once again partnering with the Nashville Jazz Workshop to present Jazz on the Move, a series of Sunday afternoon concerts featuring the life and music of significant jazz performers.

Each installment of Jazz on the Move features a lecture and performance highlighting a major figure or period in jazz history. Presented by Nashville’s top jazz artist/educators, the series offers audiences world class music as well as an opportunity to learn more about jazz. 

Join us on Sunday, July 17, at 3:00 p.m. to celebrate the life and music of pianist Horace Silver. 

Pianist Pat Coil will present the program, along with band members Roger Spencer (bass), Chester Thompson (drums), Don Aliquo (tenor saxophone), and Emmanuel Echem (trumpet).

About Horace Silver

Horace Ward Martin Tavares Silver (1928–2014) was an American jazz pianist, composer, and arranger, particularly in the hard bop style he helped pioneer in the 1950s.

Silver got his break on piano when his trio was recruited by Stan Getz in 1950. Silver soon moved from his home in Connecticut to New York City, where he developed his reputation as a composer and player. Frequent sideman recordings in the mid-1950s helped further, but it was his work with the Jazz Messengers, co-led by Art Blakey, that brought his writing and playing the greatest attention.  

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