Veteran US jazz musician Horace Silver passed away on June 18, 2014, in New York due to old age. He was 85. Horace Silver was a composer and a maestro at playing the piano and saxophone. He pioneered the ‘hard bop’ genre of jazz that takes inspiration from bebop. He was also the founder of Jazz Messengers the band. Also Read - World Music Day 2020: What, Where And How The Day Came to be Celebrated

Silver was born on September 2 1928, and his family emigrated to Connecticut in USA from Cape Verde in Africa. Also Read - Asia's Got Talent 2017: Sumit Sadawarti Only Indian to reach the Semi-Finals

According to reports, Silver played for Blue Note Records and Miles Davis’ albums. But one of his most famous works is Song For My Father, inspired by his roots. Don’t miss Horace Silver’s Song For My Father in the video below! Also Read - 2018 Honda Jazz facelift images leaked; India launch likely H2, 2018