Jaime Shannon & Tony Fraser
Swing partners Jaime Shannon and Tony Fraser will be performing the song “Cottontail,” a famous jazz standard originally by Duke Ellington in October’s JCE Jazz Dance Project. Sharlane Conner chats with the pair about their inspirations and swing dance in NYC.
Creating Opportunities to Dance: An Interview with Choreographer Spencer Pond
Josh Harris interviews choreographer Spencer Pond, who will be performing his piece “Good Judys,” at the October 26th JCE Jazz Dance Project.
A JCE Class with Gail Pearson: Preserving the Legacy of Betsy Haug
This summer Jazz Choreography Enterprises was honored to sponsor a jazz class taught by Gail Pearson in the distinctive style of Betsy Haug, a New York City staple of the jazz scene in the 1970’s and ‘80’s,
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IN THE PRESS
Beyond Jazz Hands: A Review of the April 2019 JCE Jazz Dance Project
Alison Durkee writes about the recent April 2019 jazz project:
““Though jazz dance is all too rarely shown on the concert dance stage, JCE’s programming goes beyond jazz hands to show off just how much the art form has to offer.”
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
All in all, Jazz is a category of dance with many different attributes, and the New York Jazz Choreography Project ... was successful in representing a wide range of what jazz dance has to offer. The show itself was full of life, and I was thoroughly impressed and entertained by the talent showcased.
Each piece of the evening was a joy…All of what the NYJCP coordinated that evening was an evolution of jazz.
If you saw this concert, you would be reassured that jazz dance is alive and kicking…
…all the performers in the program showed a passion and love for the language of jazz dance, and that message was received loud and clear.