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The last great jazz hoofer.

Archive listings for Will Gaines

Work type: Dance or ballet.

T050406915

Join the legendary Detroit-born 82 year old jazz hoofer, along with 17 year old hip hop harmonica poetry boy Leon Maddy.
22 Oct 09The Albany, Outer London :: V294
listing details L1343429484

80th Birthday Bash - T625788060

Detroit’s own Will Gaines, one of the last surviving bebop tap hoofers, celebrates his 80th birthday at Southbank Centre with saxophonist Andy Hamilton, tap dancer Junior Laniyan, Eddie ‘Tan Tan’ Thornton, jiving Lindy Hoppers and special surprise guests. Resident in the UK since 1963, Gaines has danced in the London Palladium, Royal Opera House, Royal Festival Hall and Durham Cathedral, with an incredible range of artists including Derek Bailey, Stan Tracey, John Stevens and Ronnie Scott. His initial American career featured Cotton Club and Apollo Theatre performances alongside jazz legends Nat King Cole, Duke Ellington and Count Basie.Performer Andy Hamilton (saxophone). Performer Junior Laniyan. Performer Eddie 'Tan Tan' Thornton. Company Jiving Lindy Hoppers.
6 Apr 08Southbank Centre, West End :: V423
listing details L303995623

Big Birthday Bash - T458714350

Celebrate with legendary black American tapper Will Gaines as he turns 75.
23 May 03The Spitz, Inner London :: V287
listing details L0706897471

Other listings

27 Oct 02Key Theatre, Peterborough :: V27
listing details L296110585

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