UT Dallas’ Kelly Durbin Brings Together
Local Musicians for Jazz Concert

RICHARDSON, Texas (Oct. 31, 2006) — Kelly Durbin, jazz pianist and faculty member at The University of Texas at Dallas, will perform with various local musicians at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, in the Jonsson Performance Hall on campus.

Durbin will perform with Rodney Booth (trumpet), Andrew Griffith (drums), Karl Lampman (saxophone), Peggy Lohr (vocals) and Lyles West (bass). Kelly Durbin and Friends is one of the most anticipated annual events of the arts and performance season.

Durbin, a graduate from The University of North Texas, is a longtime member of the Marchel Ivery Quintet and the James Gilyard Ensemble. His professional credits include work with David "Fathead" Newman, James Clay, Chuck Rainey, Billy Hart, Louis Hayes, Ed Soph, Lynn Seaton, Hank Crawford, Sebastian Whittaker and Roseanne Vitro.

Tickets for the concert are $15 for general admission and free at the door to UT Dallas students with valid identification. Ticket office hours are 2 to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. To purchase tickets using Visa, MasterCard or Discover, call 972-883-2552.

More information about this concert may be found at http://ah.utdallas.edu/season0607/durbin.htm.

For information about the many musical, arts, theater, dance and other performances and exhibitions held throughout the year at UT Dallas, please call 972-UTD-ARTS (972-883-2787), e-mail utdarts@utdallas.edu, or visit the School of Arts and Humanities’ website at http://ah.utdallas.edu/.  Persons with disabilities needing special accommodations may call 972-883-2982 or the Texas Relay Operator at 1-800-RELAYVV.

About UT Dallas

The University of Texas at Dallas, located at the convergence of Richardson, Plano and Dallas in the heart of the complex of major multinational technology corporations known as the Telecom Corridor®, enrolls more than 14,500 students.  The school’s freshman class traditionally stands at the forefront of Texas state universities in terms of average SAT scores.  The university offers a broad assortment of bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs.  For additional information about UT Dallas, please visit the university’s website at www.utdallas.edu.