Savion Glover To Make Rare Dance Appearance At Detroit Jazz Festival

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DETROIT (WWJ) The Detroit Jazz Festival this weekend will offer a chance to see a world-renowned dancer who doesn’t come to Detroit very often.

It promises to be something special.

Tap legend Savion Glover will take the stage at the Detroit Jazz Fest at 7:45 p.m. Saturday. He’s performing with the McCoy Tyner Trio.

“Old-type tap was just keeping rhythms, keeping rhythms, keeping rhythms — He does more than that, he’s taking it a little bit further,” said Bruce Hunt, executive director of the Detroit-Windsor Dance Academy.

His dance combines tap, rhythm, clogging and jazz to create-form tap.

“If you’ve every been to a so-called session of drummers where they’ll have a beat going and then each drummer takes a solo, well, that’s what he does, his feet are drumming just like our hands do,” Hunt added.

Featuring more than 80 acts playing Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the Detroit Jazz Festival is an annual event that takes over four stages in downtown Detroit.

Get complete Jazz Fest information here.

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