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February 22, 2006

UMBC Presents Keyboardist Lafayette Gilchrist in Concert with Saxophonist John Dierker

Thursday, March 2, 2006
8 pm
UMBC Fine Arts Recital Hall

Media contact:
Tom Moore
Director of Arts & Culture

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Lafayette GilchristThe Department of Music’s Faculty Recital Series presents keyboardist Lafayette Gilchrist joined by tenor saxophonist John Dierker on Thursday, March 2nd in the Fine Arts Recital Hall.

Lafayette Gilchrist has been playing his own unique brand of jazz-inspired music for more than ten years now and has been an active performer in and around the Baltimore/Washington D.C. area. Born and raised in Washington D.C., this young self-taught musician has released under his own label two hotly regarded CDs, The Art is Life and Asphalt Revolt and now haunts the clubs of New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C. Recently, Gilchrist has been working with Grammy-award-winning saxophonist/composer/band leader David Murray as a featured performer in his current octet. David Murray, who has graced the covers of both Jazz Times and Down Beat magazines for years, has long been on the cutting edge of creative music and with over 200 albums to his credit, David Murray is bringing Lafayette Gilchrist into a whole new and wider world of creative playing and writing. Gilchrist just made his national recording debut on Hyena Records with his CD The Music According to Lafayette Gilchrist.

Admission is $7 general, $3 for senior citizens, free for all students, and free with a UMBC ID.
Tickets are available through MissionTix or by calling MissionTix at 410-752-8950.
Tickets will also be available at the door (cash or check only) immediately prior to the concert.

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Posted by tmoore at February 22, 2006 1:54 PM