One night only at SFJAZZ Center/Miner Auditorium, San Francisco
With timeless standards numbering in the dozens, including “Song for My Father,” “Nica’s Dream,” and “The Jody Grind,” the songbook of Horace Silver remains among the richest and most distinctive in jazz. Singer Dee Dee Bridgewater pays tribute to Silver with these personal takes on his classics – material she memorialized on her 2005 GRAMMY-nominated release Love and Peace: A Tribute to Horace Silver. The album featured contributions from Silver himself, as well as late Hammond B-3 giant Jimmy Smith. Citing Silver as a one of her heroes, Bridgewater has had a lengthy connection to the composer and pianist beginning in the early 1970s when her then-husband, trumpeter Cecil Bridgewater, began playing in Silver’s working band. With Silver’s death in 2014, this performance is a fond remembrance of one of jazz’s greatest composers.