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Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
3301 Lyon Street San Francisco, CA 94123
415-567-6642
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& bring your own drinks or pay to eat & drink there, but it's a little pricey.
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10 events
2 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 07 2009

Great show at a beautiful venue. Savion Glover uses tap as a jazz instrument in amazing ways.

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9 events
1 review
3 stars
attended Nov 07 2009

This man is not human! Unbelievable talent.

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RCARTER313
17 events
9 reviews
14 stars
attended Nov 07 2009

It was an experience of a lifetime for my son! He taps and we did not expect to see anything like this. Savion Glover incorporated his tap dancing into the music which was fabulous. If I wasn't watching him do this, I never would have known it...continued

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Website

http://www.sfjazz.org/concerts/2009/fall/artists/glover.php

Quotes & Highlights

“To see Mr. Glover dance is to see a virtuosic and authentic artist at work.” -The New York Times
“The greatest tap-dancer to ever lace up a pair of tap shoes.”-Gregory Hines

Description

There are precious few artists who embody, redefine and radically expand their art form, but choreographer and tap dancer extraordinaire Savion Glover attained his singular status by the age of 20. Only 12 when he made his Broadway debut in The Tap Dance Kid, Glover starred alongside mentor Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis Jr. in 1989’s Tap, his film debut.

A regular on Sesame Street from 1990–95, he became a cultural phenomenon in 1996 when George C. Wolfe showcased his dazzling rhythmic dexterity in the musical Bring in ‘da Noise, Bring in ‘da Funk. In his last SFJAZZ appearance, Glover proved to be a formidable foil for piano legend McCoy Tyner. His latest project, the Coltrane-inspired Savion Glover and The Otherz, takes another major step in turning tap dance into a frontline jazz instrument.

About the Ticket Supplier: SFJAZZ

SFJAZZ presents a wealth of year-round programs, including the internationally acclaimed San Francisco Jazz Festival, the SFJAZZ Spring Season and numerous community outreach and education programs.

Founded in 1983 under the name of Jazz in the City, the organization adopted its new identity as SFJAZZ in late 1999, in recognition of its expansion from seasonal music presenter to year-round arts institution.

All SFJAZZ programs reflect a spirit of artistic exploration, embracing the full breadth of jazz and its related musics; emphasize thematic programming, with tributes to jazz masters and celebrations of particular musical instruments, trends or styles; and strive to instill enthusiasm for jazz among wider audiences.