If you would like to book Trudy please contact Orin Buck
Next performance of this piece: Brooklyn Commons in October, date TBA
Trudy Silver - ‘Where’s The Outrage?’ script, music/piano
Vincent Ivos - spoken word
Sanae Buck - dance
film by Jane Grenier
video by Orin Buck
Overlooked blues songs of Bessie Smith, Oscar Brown Junior and other blues legends. Available for gigs
Lisala Beatty (Burnt Sugar), voice
Trudy Silver (Where’s the Outrage?), piano
We opened this day with a jaw-dropping piece of multi-media art, downtown stalwart Trudy Silver's “Where's the Outrage?” There was nothing missing, from both an arts and political perspective as this presentation was performed in front of a screen projecting images of generations of fight-back. The musicians, speakers and dancer had largely interchangeable roles, producing a special new music performance art to life. It made me think of the 1930s workers' theatre productions I have studied for so long but one that straddled the eras of the '30s and the late '60s. The line-up was extensive but included the horns of Daniel Carter and Ras Moshe and the violin and voice of Rosi Hertlein—giants of our circle—and the spoken word/acting of Dixie Estes and a powerful cast.
[Excerpt]...She has performed at jazz clubs (Knitting Factory, others) and radio stations in the U.S., Montreal, Quebec City, Venezuela, Germany and in Italy with her students. She performs with her students at Town Hall twice annually and has featured Booker T., Joseph Daly, Newman Baker, Sheila Brown, Will Connell and Gerard Faroux among others. She co-found the 5C Cultural Center in the Lower Eastside of Manhattan with her husband, Bruce Morris. Together they have produced over 400 events since 1995 featuring Makanda Ken McIntyre, Reggie Workman, Charles Persip, Andrew Lamb, Matthew Shipp, Leroy Jenkins among many others. She has performed and recorded with the late spoken word artist Cenen Moreno at Theater For the New City and for fundraisers for the radio station WBAI.
‘Trudy Silver is a pianist as well as a composer with extraordinary talent.’ Swing Journal, Japan
‘All in this album suggests a talent that shows artistic conviction.’ Ludwig Van Trikt, reviewer - Cadence Magazine
‘Ms. Silver has successfully transcended the frontiers of her classical European music education and learned to speak the jazz language without accent’ Playthell G. Benjamin, Village Voice, WBAI Radio host
‘Trudy Silver is very inspirational as a pianist…’ Ira L. Jeffries, New York Amsterdam News