Concerts on the Shore

Blues & Jazz by Lafayette Gilchrist
Friday, February 26, 2010
Central Library, Denton
7 p.m.
Free

410-479-1009

This performance is a part of the Friday Nites in Caroline Concert Series. From NYC’s Birdland to the Banlieues Blues Festival in Paris, his solo pieces on the grand piano are a hit.

Dick Morgan Trio
Saturday, February 27, 2010
The Mainstay, Rock Hall
8 p.m.
$20

410-639-9133
http://www.mainstayrockhall.org

The incomparable Dick Morgan, at 80 years young, is Washington DC’s legendary jazz pianist, a living link to the history of jazz. He landed his first radio show at age 10, played for Duke Ellington as a teenager and went on to play jazz festivals and clubs all over the world. He can bring audiences to reverent silence with jazz versions of ballads like “Bridge Over Troubled Water,” then excite them minutes later with swinging song renditions reminiscent of Erroll Garner and Oscar Peterson. At the Mainstay, he’ll be joined by Dave Einhorn on bass and Bertel Knox on drums. Call for reservations. Tickets are $20.

Ladysmith Black Mambazo
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Avalon Theatre, Easton
8 p.m.
$30

410-822-7299
http://www.avalontheatre.com

Hot off a 2009 Grammy win, LSBM’s music is the embodiment and soul of South Africa. The world was introduced to them when they heard their stunning harmonies on Paul Simon’s “Graceland” and they have continually shared their magic with musical luminaries such as Josh Groban, Taj Mahal, and George Clinton. Founder Joseph Shabalala formed this group with his brothers 40 years ago and while the band continues to evolve and change with the times, the one thing that stays the same is their energetic and completely heart lifting dances. Keep an eye out for the red socks.

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