The Philadelphia Jazz Tap Ensemble – Tyner and Timmons
April 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until April 24, 2021
The Philadelphia Jazz Tap Ensemble presents Tyner and Timmons (TNT) as a part of the city’s Jazz Appreciation Month celebration. TNT is a new evening-length piece that blends tap dance, jazz music, original poetry, and vocussion to observe the legacy of these two legendary jazz composers.
The hour-long concert also includes two recent works by artistic director, Pamela Hetherington: “Blue Rondo ALT,” which dives into the odd-metered composition by Dave Brubeck, and “Rolling Down a Hill,” which is set to an original composition by bassist Jim Donica.
The venue will permit a limited in-person audience and the concert will also be broadcast live on PhillyCAM during their “Live Culture” program hour (Xfinity 66/966/967 | Verizon 29/30 | Roku & Apple TV | PhillyCAM.org).
The Philadelphia Jazz Tap Ensemble advances the scope of American tap dance and jazz music traditions through current choreography, modern compositions, progressive performances, and accessible environments and contexts for the work. Some of the most accomplished and swingin’ musicians working on the scene today are a core part of the ensemble, including Mark Allen on saxophone, Tim Brey on piano, Madison Rast on bass, Anwar Marshall on drums, and Bethlehem Roberson on tap shoes, vocals, and tarima. Rounding out the ensemble are two busy East Coast tap dancers: Gina Accordino and Rosie Marinelli.
Support provided by The Philadelphia Cultural Fund.