The Jazz Gallery proudly presents THE ACOUSTIC SERIES with SAVION GLOVER. In an unprecedented four-week residency, Glover will explore the energetic relationship between his percussive nature of tap with other rhythmic musical players.
Savion Glover is a Tony Award-winning choreographer and legendary hoofer whose career has spanned four decades. He began his Broadway stage career as The Tap Dance Kid, and continued with Black and Blue, Jelly’s Last Jam, and his unprecedented award-winning Bring in ’da Noise, Bring in ’da Funk, which garnered him a Tony Award for Best Choreography. In addition to his extensive Broadway career as a performer and choreographer, Savion has created many tap repertoires that tour worldwide, including Bare Soundz, Classical Savion, OM, STePz, Solo in Time, Sole Sanctuary, Improvography, Footnotes, and Savion Glover’s Holiday Spectacular. In addition to creating his ongoing bodies of work, Savion has enjoyed performing worldwide with jazz legends including McCoy Tyner, Roy Haynes, and Jack DeJohnette. Mr. Glover’s film credits include Tap, starring Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis, Jr.; Spike Lee’s Bamboozled, George Miller’s Happy Feet and Happy Feet Two and has appeared on television in commercials, such as Free Style Nike, as well as a longstanding performer in “Sesame Street”. As a child, he was privileged to dance with and be guided by the great Bunny Briggs, Buster Brown, Lon Chaney, Gregory Hines, Sammy Davis, Jr., Jimmy Slyde, and Diane Walker, to name a few. Most recently, Savion was recognized for his award winning choreography in the acclaimed Broadway musical, Shuffle Along, directed by George C. Wolfe. Savion currently serves as the 2017 Ambassador of Dance at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center, as well as serving on the Board of Directors.
MAY 23 – SAVION GLOVER + MARCUS GILMORE
JUNE 6 – SAVION GLOVER + SPECIAL GUEST TBA
JUNE 13 – SAVION GLOVER + SPECIAL GUEST TBA
JUNE 27 – SAVION GLOVER SOLO