Free Bridge Quintet

‘Song for My Father’: the Music of Horace Silver
November 8, 2014 - 8:00pm
Old Cabell Hall
$15 / $5 for students / free for UVA Students who reserve in advance

Free Bridge Quintet by Dan Addison

On Saturday November 8, the Free Bridge Quintet will present ‘Song for My Father’: the Music of Horace Silver at 8:00 in Old Cabell Hall auditorium.  The Free Bridge Quintet is the University of Virginia’s jazz faculty ensemble and includes John D’earth on trumpet, Jeff Decker on saxophones, Butch Taylor on piano, Peter Spaar on bass and Robert Jospé on drums.

Horace Silver, who passed away this past June at the age of 85, was a pioneering pianist and composer who secured his place in jazz history when, in 1953, he and drummer Art Blakey founded the Jazz Messengers, perhaps the most influential group in the development of the jazz style known as “hard bop”.  Silver’s writing and playing consciously reconnected jazz to its blues and gospel roots, rejecting the trend towards the more cerebral “cool jazz” of the mid-1950s.  He emphasized bluesy melodies supported by irresistible rhythmic grooves while still incorporating the advanced harmonic language of bebop.  The result was a legacy of compositions that have become sacraments of the jazz repertoire including such standards as “Cookin’ at the Continental”, “Nica’s Dream” and of course, “Song for My Father”.

Tickets are $15 for the general public, $5 for students and free for UVA Students who reserve in advance.  Tickets can be purchased by calling the Arts Box Office at 434.924.3376 or by visiting the Arts Box Office.

Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA's historic lawn, directly opposite the Rotunda. (map) Parking is available in the central grounds parking garage on Emmet Street, in the C1 parking lot off McCormick Rd, and in the parking lots at the UVA Corner.  Handicap parking is available in the small parking lot adjacent to Bryan Hall.

All programs are subject to change.

For more information please call the McIntire Department of Music at 434.924.3052.


McIntire Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176