London Tap Jam band leader Michèle Drees will be appearing with her trio and tap dancers Adele Joel and Scott Cripps at AnniesJazz in Southend.
"Rhythm Tap and Drumming are the things that set my soul on fire...they are from the same family. Using Rhythm as my starting point, I incorporate tap as a percussion instrument in my compositions. This deep-rooted connection between drums and tap is the area I am pushing and exploring through this project. Tap is visual Jazz. It is improvisation and melodic phrases but created visually, which is incredibly thrilling for our audiences.”