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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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Tap Dance Research Network UK (TDRN UK)

TDRN UK logo

“TDRN UK provides a space for researchers, artists, academics, and practitioners to share knowledge, information, and research around Tap Dance.”

I joined the steering committee from its initial formation in May 2019.

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Will Gaines

2008 photo of Will Gaines (80), Annette Walker (30), Frank Holder (80)

Bebop master hoofer, tap dance legend from Detroit who settled in the UK and subsequently influenced the UK jazz tap scene including the London Tap Jam. Links to obituaries, articles, videos and photos.

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A Celebration for the Life of James Maddison Clark (Jimmy Clark)

Today Jimmy Clark of the fabulous dancing duo The Clark Brothers was laid to rest in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England, UK.

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Jazzonia & the Harlem Diaspora

CHELSEA space
Curated by Diana Rodriguez & Judith Waring
01.07.09 – 01.08.09

In this show at CHELSEA space the London legacies of singers Adelaide Hall and Elisabeth Welch, who both had been in Paris with ‘La Baker’ are re-united with Jazz Tap legends Chuck Green and Honi Coles.

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