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An evening with Savion Glover & Jack Dejohnette

Posted: 3:28 PM, Jan 25, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-25 15:28:36-05

Two legends unite to create an electric firestorm of rhythm and soul when Savion Glover, iconic tap dancer, and Jack DeJohnette, master of percussion, take the Wharton Center stage on their An Evening with Savion Glover & Jack Dejohnette tour. Part of the Dance Series at Wharton Center, this stellar performance will be featured Friday, February 19, 2016, in the Cobb Great Hall. Tickets are available at Wharton Center's official tickets outlets: online, whartoncenter.com, at the Auto-Owners Insurance Ticket Office at Wharton Center, or by calling 1-800-WHARTON. 

Split between two sets, with each performer inhabiting their own creative command of the stage, An Evening with Savion Glover & Jack Dejohnette is the epitome of vibrational power, Glover, whose "young and funk" style pulled this New Jersey dreamer to the forefront of the tap world, brings an eclectic range to an art that, in his words, needed an injection of soul for reinvention. With multiple film and TV credits to his name - including acting as a dance model for Mumble in Happy Feet - as well as creating breathtaking choreography for Bring in 'Da Noise, Bring in 'Da Funk and many other accolades and feats, Glover has proven himself a force to be reckoned with. 

Glover's partner in performance, Jack DeJohnette, heightens and draws from Glover's own rhythmic interpretations... not with his feet, but with two mighty drumsticks. Born in Chicago and raised on the R*B the city infused, DeJohnette blossomed as he explored his love of jazz through percussion. Over 30 albums later, a stint with famous saxophonist John Coltrane and recordings with Miles Davis to his name, DeJohnette has redefined jazz percussion for a new generation in an exciting and inherently natural-sounding way. 

Together, through An Evening with Savion Glover & Jack Dejohnette, these two powerhouses will fill Cobb Great Hall with the most impressive rhythms and inspiring understanding of the crafts that they have perfected. As the Times Union Albany says, "With two hands and two feet, a few metal discs and a few square feet of floor, they traveled a long way together, and took us along for the ride."

Date/Time: Friday, February 19, 2016 at 8:00 p.m.
Location: Cobb Great Hall
Tickets: Tickets from $28, plus applicable fees | $15 tickets available for MSU students
Ticket Office: whartoncenter.com, 517-432-2000, or 1-800-WHARTON