Let’s Jump! Concert to Bring an Evening of Tap Dance and New Orleans Music to Savannah on February 24
Join The Jump Hounds and Tap That Brass for a Night of Music and Dance
SAVANNAH, GA (February 8, 2022) — Join New Orleans band The Jump Hounds and Savannah-based tap dance company Tap That Brass for a night of music and dance. Let’s Jump! will take place on February 24, 2022 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Ben Tucker Theater at the Savannah Cultural Arts Center, located at 201 Montgomery Street in Savannah.
Proceeds from the event will benefit Tap That Brass and its mission to promote and preserve the art of tap dance. Along with providing training and rehearsals at no charge, Tap That Brass teaches dancers music theory and how to communicate with musicians and accompany a band as a percussionist. There are 11 dancers rehearsing for Let’s Jump!.
“Tap That Brass is excited to partner with our friends The Jump Hounds for Let’s Jump!,” explains Nora Clark, President and Founder of Tap That Brass. “This concert will be held the week before Mardi Gras, and what better way to celebrate than with a night of dancing to incredible New Orleans jump swing.”
Tickets are $25 for general admission and $15 for students and can be purchased at tapthatbrass.org/tickets. For the safety of all attendees, face masks must be worn at this event.
About Tap That Brass
Tap That Brass (TTB) is an educational 501(c)3 organization dedicated to promoting and preserving the art of tap dance. In 2014, Nora Clark met Adam Arredondo at a gig in New Orleans where Adam was playing trumpet. Nora introduced herself as a tap dancer and was invited to improvise with the band. That introduction led them to their cocreation of TTB in 2015. Recognizing that tap dance is a unique audio-visual performance art form, TTB was formed to embrace and explore tap and live music collaboration. Now based in Savannah, TTB seeks to continue to expand the full potential of percussive dance by blending the musical role of the tap dancer with other musicians. To learn more, visit tapthatbrass.org.
About The Jump Hounds
The Jump Hounds is a New Orleans–based sextet that specializes in “jump,” the jazz-based rhythm and blues that bridged the gap between swing and rock & roll. To keep this often-overlooked style of music alive, the band plays a mix of Jump Era classics and original compositions within the idiom. The result is a repertoire that balances energetic uptempo numbers, slow blues and cozy mid-tempo swingers. This breadth of material makes for dynamic live shows that are tailored to the audience. For more information, visit jumphounds.com.