A memorial service will be held for jazz musician Horace Silver on Monday, July 7th at the St Augustine of Hippo Episcopal Church, located on 290 Henry Street in Manhattan.
His son Gregory Silver broke the news to the public, stating that his father died of natural causes at his home in New Rochelle. He was 85 years-old.
Born on September 2nd, 1928 in Norwalk, Connecticut, Horace Silver was widely recognized for introducing the music world to “hard bop” a branch of jazz formed off of bebop. His resume includes pieces like “The Preacher” and “Song for My Father” followed by his collaborations with Hank Mobley, Art Blakey, Kenny Dorham, and Doug Watkins in the group the Jazz Messengers .
The memorial service will start at 7 p.m. More information about the service can be seen on Horace Silver’s website at http://www.horacesilver.com/.