Tap dance sensation Savion Glover (performer, choreographer, director) was the 1996 Tony Award winner for his choreography in the Broadway hit Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk. Mr. Glover also won the 1996 Drama Desk Award and the Outer Critics Circle Award for choreography, two Obie Awards and two Fred Astaire Awards for his performance, as well as the 1996 Dance Magazine Choreographer of the Year Award.
Mr. Glover is the youngest ever recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts grant and has maintained tap dancing as an art form in the modern dance world. At the age of 12 he starred in the leading role in the Broadway musical The Tap Dance Kid. His broad cultural appeal includes appearances on Sesame Street, choreography credits for the Disney film Happy Feet (2006), a leading role in Spike Lee’s Bamboozled (2006), and work with Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis Jr.
Mr. Glover’s show comes in advance of his upcoming DVD on Half Note Records Fours (2012), filmed at the Blue Note in 2009 and available later this summer. It features the special guests that will be appearing with him this week: McCoy Tyner (piano) 6/12-13, Jack DeJohnette (drums) 6/14-15 and Roy Haynes (drums) 6/16-17
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Detailed schedule information:
open at 6pm. Reservations recommended. Seating is first come, first served