FLINT — Michigan Made Talent, Geri Allen, Jazz Pianist, Lady Of Soul Jazz Award Winner, native of Detroit, classical and jazz pianist, Guggenheim Fellow for music composition, and Professor of Music at U of M – Ann Arbor’s School of Music; is in the spotlight at the 12th Tapology Concert at The Whiting, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. One night only!
Geri Allen is an exciting musician with the record, and records to prove it. Honoring Allen for her recognition of Tap as a natural jazz accompaniment, Tapology honors this world class musician as a Living Legacy award winner. The Tapology Concert is an annual tradition of the Tapology Dance Festival, which offers tap workshops taught by world renowned concert artists and is hosted by FIM and Flint’s Cultural Center. A local production, Tapology is proud to host the greatest percussive dance performers and jazz musicians in the world.
Tapology celebrates a decade of increasingly exciting family concerts, embracing the legacy of great dancers, past and present; and the smooth sound of Jazz that defines the legacy. The Concert is Tapology’s largest fundraising effort. A portion of every ticket sold goes to support arts and dance instruction for youth throughout the State of Michigan year round; nurturing creative talents in young people and providing opportunities for them to develop, build resume’s and find excellence within themselves. Concert artists include, Savion Glover protégé’ Cartier Williams; “So You Think You Can Dance” finalist from Detroit, Bianca Revels; Joseph Wiggan, Michaela Lerman, Jason Janus, Quynn Johnson of Flint, Jazz Pianist and actor Nick Rolfe, local poet Mama Sol of Flint; with our own Tapology Youth Ensemble performing original works created specifically for the style and passion these youngsters harness to set the stage on fire! Ticket Prices: $15 Limited Orchestra seating. $10 Adult & $5 Student / Child tickets. — G.G.