Trudy Silver

Trudy is an established New York pianist who has worked with an impressive array of cutting-edge collaborators, from Daniel Carter to Makanda Ken McIntyre, Newman Baker to Daniel Moreno.

"Damn the Rules!" with Anthony Braxton

Trudy Silver, musician

If you would like to book Trudy please contact Orin Buck

Fuji, Trudy, Bruce

John Coltrane: Perfecting Improvisation

Friday, March 24

5C Cafe & Cultural Center
68 Avenue C, New York, New York
Doors open 7:30 pm, program begins at 8 pm

Yasuhiro "Fuji" Fujioka, the foremost John Coltrane expert, author of four Coltrane books based on over 45 years of research, will present a lecture including a presentation of rare audio and video.

Trudy Silver/Newman Taylor Baker Duo will perform, and Bruce Morris, the man who actually saw Coltrane over 100 times, will play rare and out-of-print records and give commentary and answer questions.

Admission: $15 plus $10 minimum. Questions/contact: 5C Cultural Center at 212-477-5993
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Where's the Outrage?

Next performance of this piece: Brooklyn Commons in October, date TBA

Recorded at the 5C Café and Cultural Center, 21 Nov. 2015

Trudy Silver - ‘Where’s The Outrage?’ script, music/piano

Vincent Ivos - spoken word

Sanae Buck - dance

film by Jane Grenier

video by Orin Buck

The Blues Duo

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

John Pietaro Review

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.

Encyclopedia of Jazz Musicians

[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