Behind many of our favourite jazz moves are phenomenal dancers who created them. One of those dancers is Earl Tucker. An African-American dancer and entertainer also known as the Human Boa Constructor, Earl "Snakehips' Tucker acquired his name via the dance he created in Harlem in the 1920s.
So a huge part of the reason why we dance is because the music is just so good! Every Tuesday we'll be sharing some of our favourite jazz or jazz inspired tracks to get you going through your week.
Our first one has to be Yo Yo Jazz, by Big Bang. This was the first song that we created to and presented for International Jazz Day in 2016, off of their album, Way In Jazz. Enjoy!
Freedom Time is a special event dedicated to spreading the gospel of dance floor jazz music. The next one is happening on Friday March 24. If you haven't been to one of these parties yet, here are our top reasons why you should go.
Marshall & Jean Stearns brought his book to the world detailing the history of jazz dance: Jazz Dance: The Story of the American Vernacular Dance. Marshall Stearns takes a look at jazz dance in it’s authentic form. Not the jazz dance that has evolved into what is taught in studios around the world, but the jazz dance that grew alongside jazz music.