News & Journal

Welcome to the news and journal section where snippets of my latest adventures can be found. In the sidebar you can find posts listed by Categories and Tags or use keywords in the search bar. There are all sorts of stories in here, from personal accounts of gigs to progress on projects.

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Annette

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Tap dance/music concerts

Duke Ellington Sacred Concert, Bristol 4 Mar 2013

Duke Ellington Sacred Concert, Colstan Hall, Bristol reviewThe Telegraph, 4 March 2013

tap dancer Annette Walker stamped down the aisles and hoofed it onto the stage with terrific pizzazz.


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Jazz Verse Jukebox

Jazz Verse Jukebox February 2017

Jazz Verse Jukebox poster for 22/11/2017In February 2019 I was invited as a guest artist to Jumoké Fashola’s Jazz Verse Jukebox at Hoxton Hall (London, UK) and was thrilled to close a fabulous evening of poetry and jazz.
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Swinging at the Cotton Club

Swinging at the Cotton Club

‘Swinging at The Cotton Club’ is the action-packed show celebrating the music, dance, and songs of the Cotton Club – New York City’s legendary nightclub of the 1920s and ‘30s.

I joined the cast as a guest solo tap dancer back in 2016 and have performed in a number of shows up and down the UK including London’s Cadogan Hall in 2017 and 2019. I’m not in every show but keep an eye out on my social media for tour dates I’ll be joining.


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London Tap Jam

London Tap Jam

Tickets £10 on the door, £8 in advance through our partner DesignMyNight. Participating dancers and musicians pay £6 on the door. Doors open 7pm and the jam starts at 8pm. Tap dancers can join in the free Renegade Stage class at 7:15pm for an introduction to improvisation.

Hoofers, other dancers, musicians, singers and poets drop in to jam from all over the world.

The London Tap Jam takes place every other month, on the last Sunday, in Hoxton (London UK) at

Gigi’s Bar, 11 Hoxton Square, London, N1 6NU

(Gigi’s Bar was previously known as Zigfrid von Underbelly)

Since the London Tap Jam began in 2006 I’ve been leading the Renegade Stage, a pre-jam workshop for tap dancers who might be new and/or nervous about taking part.
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Valentines with Stunflower

Valentines with Stunflower 2019

A lovely gig at Folklore with my music friend Devaki Thomas and her indie band with a psychedelic roots rock sound from southeast London Stunflower.

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Associate Artist at ACA Residency 169

GoFundMe Associate Artist ACA Residency 169, Florida, USA

July 2018
Lisa Ullmann Travelling Scholarship Fund (LUTSF) Report 2018

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March 24, 2018

Earlier this year I received the great news that my application had been accepted as an Associate Artist at Atlantic Center for the Arts‘s Residency 169 with Master Artist Sheron Wray.
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One Dance UK AGM 2017

One Dance UK AGM 2017 House of Commons

One Dance UK hosted its Annual General Meeting (AGM) at the House of Commons on 7 December 2017.

I was invited to perform at the event with Gary Crosby (Artistic Director of Tomorrow’s Warriors). We had just recently started working together and included our newly arranged duet of Cute in our set.

To our pleasant surprise it turned out we were the only live entertainment for the evening and closed the business of the meeting before enjoying socialising with the members.
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Bloom Festival: Evening of Jazz Dance and Music

ODUK Bloom Festival 2017 - An Evening of Jazz

Bloom National Festival of Dance of the African Diaspora 2017

The Bloom National Festival explores and celebrates dance from Africa and its diaspora through performances, film, open workshops and discussions.

On 4th August I took part in a panel discussion for One Dance UK’s, Bloom Festival event, An Evening of Jazz – Dance and Music
at the Bernie Grant Arts Centre (London, UK).

The expert panel of artists: Dr Sheron Wray, Annette Walker, Jreena Green, Sean Graham, Gary Nurse, Joyce Gyimah and Gary Crosby OBE
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Piano lessons: I-Play Music Centre

I-Play Music

From September 2016 I’ll start tutoring my first lessons in piano/keyboard at I-Play Music centre in Surrey. After many early years of classical piano study and later years studying and playing jazz, pop, gospel and other styles I’m excited to be able to pass on and share my continuously growing knowledge and experience with others. Working with musical artistic development centre founder and director, Myke, I’ll be preparing students for their next Grade exams and assisting with the end of summer term Concert and Presentation Day in July 2017.
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Tap dance classes: Dance Physics Autumn 2016

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I’ll be teaching intermediate to advance level tap dance classes as part of the Discover Jazz Dance programme of Dance Physics at Lewisham Southwark College.

The Discover Jazz Dance programme aims to educate and develop new discourse on the Jazz dance genre. Practical classes explore a range of techniques and is aimed at developing Jazz dancers and lovers alike, come and experience the wonder and magic of Jazz Dance.

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Old Kent Road Tap Dance Company

Old Kent Road Tap Dance Company, photo from Brighton Festival Gala Sept 2015

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See the sound. Feel the Movement. Uncover the conversations between music and emotion through choreography and improvisation. (Fall Out, Old Kent Road)

In January 2015 I joined the Old Kent Road tap company as pianist for their debut performance of Fall Out at The Place’s annual festival Resolution! on Thursday 12th February 2015.
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