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The Music of Horace Silver at the New Orleans

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PREVIEW: SUNDAY, SEPT 6
THE MUSIC OF HORACE SILVER
THE NEW ORLEANS RESTAURANT
114 1st Avenue South
8:00pm
Reservations: 206-622-2563

Trumpeter Thomas Marriott leads an all-star lineup of musicians in a musical tribute to pianist and composer Horace Silver on Sunday, September 6th, 2009 at the New Orleans Creole Restaurant, one of Seattle’s longest-running jazz venues. The band will perform some of the best-loved songs by the jazz icon in what is certain to be one of the year’s most outstanding jazz performances. Featured on the bill alongside Marriott are Cory Weeds (Vancouver, B.C.), Travis Shook (New York City), Matt Jorgensen and Phil Sparks (Seattle).

Tenor Saxophonist Cory Weeds is considered the life-blood of the Vancouver jazz scene acting as musician, producer, club-owner, radio host and owner of a first rate jazz record label. Pianist Travis Shook is a veteran of the New York jazz scene having recorded and performed with the likes Tony Williams, Benny Golson, Branford Marsalis, Joe Lovano and Toots Theilemans among many others. Drummer Matt Jorgensen and bassist Phil Sparks are the busiest in the northwest and beyond, performing regularly at international and national jazz festivals and clubs. Bandleader Thomas Marriott is a six-time Golden Ear Award winner who has produced two top-ten albums and has toured the world with some of the biggest names in jazz.

This all-star lineup will perform works by pianist Horace Silver, a founding member of the Jazz Messengers who was instrumental in creating the “Blue Note” sound of the 1950’s and 60’s. He has recorded more than 25 albums for Blue Note Records alone and his compositions are some of the best-loved songs in the jazz lexicon. At 80 years old, Silver is well known for his humorous and funky playing style tinged with gospel, Latin and African musical elements.

This amazing night of music takes place on Sunday, September 6th, at 8:00 pm at the New Orleans Creole Restaurant in Seattle’s historic Pioneer Square (114 1st Avenue South). The New Orleans features traditional Creole cuisine and full bar in a casual atmosphere. All ages are welcome. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 206-622-2563. Cover charge is $10.00. Set times are 8:00pm and 9:30pm.

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