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Buddy Bradley: Choreographing British Film and Theatre

Buddy Bradley stage and screen

Tap dance researcher and educator, Annette Walker, has sourced clips of Buddy Bradley’s choreography from several British musical films. Find out more about this unsung genius.

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Remembering Bebop Jazz Hoofer Will Gaines

Presentation and panel discussion remembering Bebop Jazz Hoofer, Will Gaines. With guests Andrew Nemr and Junior Laniyan.

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YolanDa’s Band Jam #39

Behind the scenes at YolanDa's Band Jam #39

Teaching tap improvisation on BBC’s YolanDa’s Band Jam #39 (series 2, episode 19)

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Click Boom Phee

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A new jazz-influenced, versatile duo/trio exploring music with tap dance (click), bass (boom) and sax/flute (phee). With Annette on taps and Gary Crosby on bass.

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BBC Proms: Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music

Exciting news: Tap dancing at the BBC Proms! BBC PROMS PRESENTS Prom 54: Duke Ellington’s Sacred Concert 22:15 Thu 29 Aug 2019, Royal Albert Hall (Auditorium) Broadcast on BBC FOUR Fri 6 Sept – available on BBC iPlayer for 30

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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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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

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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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