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Published on Feb 24, 2012
Sat Mar 10, 7:30pm at Coppin University $20 at door, $15 advance & CA mbrs, $10 stus, $5 Coppin stus.
A phenomenal jazz tap showcase with awesome dancing, live music and video celebrating Baltimore as proud home to three of the most talented jazz tap dance percussionists in history: Baby Laurence, Buster Brown and Louis "Hawk" Hawkins.
Hosted by the fabulous Maria Broom (The Wire) with Emmy-Award winning Jason Samuels Smith (Bring in the Funk, Bring in the Noise), dynamic sisters Chloe and Maud Arnold (founders, DC Tap Festival), young tap phenom Luke Nielsen Spring, NYC''s Toes Tiranoff & Megan Haungs, Quynn Johnson and Coppins BRAVO Youth, and DC''s high-energy Capital Taps dance up a storm reprising the steps of the masters, and new work inspired by them.
The East Coasts'' premiere tap accompanist Frank Owens is on keys leading his trio, with special guest Michael Raitzyk on guitar, performing music from Baltimore''s storied jazz composers.
See amazing video of THE MASTERS...
Baby Laurence - One of the greatest tap dancers in history and the greatest tap dancer of the modern jazz movement. The king of bee-bop rhythym!
Louis "Hawk" Hawkins - A veteran of tap''s Golden Age and the Apollo stage, Hawk kept tap alive here in the 70s, 80s and 90s mentoring and busking in area bars.
Buster Brown - A superb showman and major figure on the tap scene who toured with everyone from Duke Ellington to Savion Glover.
BRING YOUR SHOES! Are you a tap dancer? Join us on stage at the close for the big shim-sham jam!
Presented by Creative Alliance & Coppin University with support from the Maryland Traditions Program of the Maryland State Arts Council.
At the James Weldon Johnson Auditorium Coppin University, 2500 W. North Ave. Free parking adjacent to the Auditorium on campus.
Tixs available from CA. $5 discount on advance tix!