Silverado was formed around twenty years ago by Bristol based trumpeter Andy Hague to perform compositions by legendary jazz pianist Horace Silver.
Silver first came to prominence in the early 1950s in recordings with trumpeter Clifford Brown and the first incarnation of The Jazz Messengers alongside drummer Art Blakey. A long tenure with Blue Note records followed, producing classics such as Song For My Father. Entering the 1970s his music included more funk influences, and he continued to lead bands featuring the cream of emerging jazz talent, such as Bob Berg, Tom Harrell and Mike & Randy Brecker. Towards the end of his recording career in the 90s he produced some wonderful albums such as The Hardbop Grandpop  and A Prescription For The Blues  in which he was reunited with the Breckers.
Silver passed away in 2014 at the age of 85 and the band is delighted to have been invited to Bristol Jazz & Blues Festival to play some of his fantastic tunes. Silver’s music is full of blues and soul, and he wrote many tunes with funk and latin influences.
Andy Hague – Trumpet
Terry Quinney – Alto Sax
Ben Waghorn – Tenor Sax
Jim Blomfield – Piano
Riaan Vosloo – Bass
Mark Whitlam – Drums