Lafayette Gilchrist's The Return of The Specials Revealed Ensemble
Herman Burney, bass
Eric Kennedy, drums
Lafayette Gilchrist, piano
Working out on "New Songbook" a new ever-unfolding work in progress.
Lafayette Gilchrist’s music draws on the span of jazz history from stride to free improvisation, along with inspiration from hip-hop, funk, and Washington D.C.’s unique go-go sound. His work thrives on making surprising connections between styles and influences, boldly veering from piledriver funk to piquant stride, vigorous swing to hip-hop swagger, contemplative abstraction to deep-bottom grooves. Gilchrist has toured extensively with David Murray, and his compositions have graced the soundtracks of David Simon’s acclaimed series The Wire, The Deuce, and Treme. In 2017, Gilchrist was named a Local Legend by Baltimore Magazine, while Baltimore City Paper named Lafayette Gilchrist and the New Volcanoes as “Best Band.” In 2018 he was chosen as a Baker Artist Award winner. Gilchrist has performed with Cassandra Wilson, Macy Gray, Oliver Lake, Andrew Cyrille, Orrin Evans, Paul Dunmall, Hamid Drake, William Parker, and many more. Gilchrist’s most recent album is 2019’s Dark Matter which landed on numerous critics' best of 2019 lists.
2020 saw the release of the double-album Now with the Lafayette Gilchrist Trio featuring Herman Burney on bass and Eric Kennedy on drums.
Showtime is 7 pm ET/6 pm CT/5 pm MT/4 pm PT/11 pm GMT
A limited number of in-person seats are available for $20 each.
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Streaming cost is $10
Donations are welcomed.
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