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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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Black Sheikhs

Black Sheikhs

In 2016 I joined dancer/choreographer Jessica Murray and dancer Matt Coghill in a new live music and dance show. With music played by the pop and rock vintage jazz style band, The Black Sheikhs, there’s tap dance, Lindy Hop and

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Keyboard player for Myke Masters Band

I joined the funky, jazz fusion Myke Masters Band (MMB). My first event with MMB – Myke Master Band Clinic – is 1.30-3.30pm on WEDNESDAY 4th November 2015 at the Hideaway Jazz Club in southwest London.

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Nick Zinner: 41 Strings

Violin close-up

Lo and behold I have parts to learn to play in the string orchestra, to be performed at the Royal Festival Hall on Friday 20th June. My first time playing in in this iconic hall. Excited much? You betcha!

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Celebrating the Life of Will Gaines

Annette Walker is our featured tap dancer at Mycenae House on Friday 13th June 2014 from 8pm. With the failing health of Will Gaines – tap dancing legend from Detroit – this was scheduled as a Benefit COncert with The Honkin’ Hepcats, Mich Foster and the Phil Mead Trio. Sadly on Wednesday 7th May Will passed away. However – The Show Goes On – as Will would have wished

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Sugar Dandies’ High Tea in aid of Dance UK and ADAD

I was delighted to take part in this champagne high tea, fundraising event for Dance UK and ADAD at the Royal Ballet School in Covent Garden, on Sun 6 April 2014. A phenomenal £40,000 was raised.

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Venus Nights

Sunday 30th March, 7:30pm showtime, London’s Hippodrome Casino, Leicester Square. I had a thoroughly fantastic time sharing the stage with talented female musicians at an event for women’s charities.

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Taal: Tap meets Afro-eclectic dance @ROH2

Taal is a collaboration between Alesandra Seutin (Afro Eclectic dance) and Annette Walker (Tap dance). It is one of the new ROH2 commissions for Exposure: Dance 2011

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The Tipton Project

Cabaret style duo act Annette Walker and Natalie Verhaegen bring you their set of original jazz music arrangements which includes rhythm tap dance and an amazing aerial act

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Word Sound Power

My most recent solo performance involved a dynamic 25 minute set involving an experimental collaboration with a drummer for at the Albany in October 2009.

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