Sunday, May 14, 2017

May 20, 2017 5:00-10:00PM Rhythm and Blues and Shoes at Rittenhouse Soundworks

that bebop jazz drummers like Kenny Clarke, Max Roach and Art Blakey took inspiration for many of their complex licks and riffs from tap dancers. As the jazz music evolved and got more complicated, (and fast), the tap dancers of the era found ways to evolve the art form to a place where the shoes fit into the hard-swinging compositions. Even in this post-post bebop-era of dance and music, the idea is still compelling us to return to this music and find new ways to layer the tap instrument into the groove. This concert features the music of Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Rollins, Bobby Timmons, Art Blakey, Wayne Shorter and original compositions by Pamela Hetherington.

Choreography and direction: Pamela Hetherington
Music director: Jon Katz
Performed by: Take It Away Dance
Accompaniment by the Jon Katz Quartet (Jon Katz-saxophone, James Santangelo-piano, Nick Krolak-bass, Gusten Rudolph-drums).

Saturday, May 20 5 pm
Saturday, May 20 8 pm*

*Featuring a special performance by The Philadelphia Community Tap Project

Rittenhouse Soundworks
219 W. Rittenhouse Street
Philadelphia, Pa

Tickets: $18. + $1.62 service fee

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