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Jazz Verse Jukebox

Jazz Verse Jukebox February 2017

In 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

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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

Support Annette Walker’s continuing professional development project. She’s been accepted as an Associate Artist at Atlantic Center for the Arts’s Residency 169 and requires further financial assistance towards the costs.

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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

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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

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Piano lessons: I-Play Music Centre

I-Play Music

From September 2016 I’ll be starting my first teaching piano/keyboard lessons 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.

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Tap dance classes: Dance Physics Autumn 2016

Dance Physics logo

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. Dance Physics is a new community based initiative aimed at getting all of Lewisham moving and dancing.

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Old Kent Road Tap Dance Company

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

Watch the promo video of Old Kent Road’s Fall Out following our debut performance at The Place’s Resolution! in February 2015.

For more information about the company please visit Avalon Rathgeb’s contact page

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WTW Big Band

WTW Big Band

It’s always a pleasure to play keys for the lovely community WTW Big Band. I first played a guest number with the supporting WTW Jazz Band a few years ago and have since “depped” (filled in/helped out) on piano for

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