October 3, 2013
Contact: University Relations
Baltimore jazz mainstay Lafayette Gilchrist will play selections from his new solo piano recording, The View From Here, on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 7 p.m. in the University of Baltimore's Wright Theater. Gilchrest's album was recorded in the theater last spring. The concert is part of the Spotlight UB live performance series. The theater is located in UB's Student Center, 21 W. Mt. Royal Ave. Ticket informance is listed below.
In 2011, Baynard Woods of What Weekly praised Gilchrist as a "a master of piano" who "shined with intense individuality." NPR called the Baltimore-based composer and musician's style "a sort of twisted, funky, neo-juke-joint avant-gut-bucket." The Jazz Times labeled Gilchrist's work "Gothic pianism," while Baltimore City Paper said that "nobody has more fun making music than Lafayette Gilchrist."
Gilchrist last performed on the UB stage at the 2010 African American Arts Festival, and in 2009 during the Spotlight UB staging of T.S. Elliot's The Wasteland.
Tickets for the Lafayette Gilchrest performance are $10 general admission and $5 for students and UB alumni, and are available in the Wright Theater lobby one hour before the show as well as online at www.etix.com.
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