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HMC Presents: Tim Clarke Quintet Performs The Music of Horace Silver

March 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm


Hamilton Music Collective Presents:

Music from Buffalo: Tim Clarke Quintet Performs The Music of Horace Silver

Thursday March 28, 2024



Tim Clarke (Trumpet)

Andy Weinzler (Tenor Sax)

Harry Graser (Piano)

Wayne Moose (Bass)

Danny Hull (Drums)

Series Tickets on sale Tuesday December 19 2023 9:00am

Individual Tickets on sale Monday January 8 2024 9:00am

Tickets: $45 / $25 (student)

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Doors at 7:00PM, show at 8:00PM (two sets).

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Exploring pioneer jazz pianist Horace Silver’s lesser known compositions such as Calcutta Cutie, Cherry Blossom, Mexican Hip Dance, That Healing’ Feelin’, Where You At?, and Love Vibrations.

About Horace Silver:

Horace Silver was among the most influential jazz musicians of his lifetime. Grove Music Online describes his legacy as at least fourfold: as a pioneer of hard bop; as a user of what became the archetypal quintet instrumentation of tenor saxophone, trumpet, piano, bass, and drums; as a developer of young musicians who went on to become important players and bandleaders; and for his skill as a composer and arranger.

Silver was also an influence as a pianist: his first Blue Note recording as leader “redefined the jazz piano, which up until then was largely modeled on the dexterity and relentless attack of Bud Powell”, in Myers’ words. As early as 1956, Silver’s piano playing was described by Down Beat as “a key influence on a large segment of modern jazz pianists.” This went on to include Ramsey Lewis, Les McCann, Bobby Timmons, and Cecil Taylor, who was impressed by Silver’s aggressive style.

Silver’s legacy as a composer may be greater than as a pianist, because his works, many of which are jazz standards, continue to be performed and recorded worldwide. As a composer, he led a return to an emphasis on melody, observed critic John S. Wilson: for a long time, jazz musicians had written contrafacts of great technical complexity, but “Silver wrote originals that were not only actually original but memorably melodic, presaging a gradual return to melodic creativity among writing jazzmen.”

About Tim Clarke:

A versatile and expressive musician, Buffalo, NY-based trumpet/cornet/flugelhorn player Tim Clarke performs and records with a wide array of creative, jazz-oriented groups throughout Western New York and it’s surrounding areas. A creditable performer of modern styles of improvisational music, Tim is a noted practitioner of “Chicago-style” traditional jazz, having developed a love for this music which goes back to the Chicago recordings of Louis Armstrong in the 1920s. In 2020, Tim was recipient of JazzBuffalo’s “John Hunt Jazz Musician of the Year”. A native of Eugene Oregon, Tim received his BA and MA from the University of Oregon School of Music and Dance in 1993. Tim’s fruitful relationship with the Oregon Festival of American Music goes back 25 years, first as a charter member of the Emerald City Jazz Kings, and later a featured guest soloist.

Showcasing top Canadian and international musicians in jazz, blues, and improvised music. We are excited to welcome you back to our jazz lounge following a $2.5 million transformation. The new theatre has the same great stage, with a new sound system and expanded seating capacity for you to enjoy world-class music in downtown Hamilton!

All proceeds from ticket sales support the An Instrument For Every Child (AIFEC) program.

For more information about the Hamilton Music Collective and An Instrument For Every Child visit: hamiltonmusiccollective.ca

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March 28
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hamilton Music Collective


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