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Traps n Taps – A Brief History of American Rhythm

Traps n Taps – A Brief History of American Rhythm

Episode: 9

Host: Anna Shalray

Guest: Chester Whitmore, Clayton Cameron, Edythe Bronston

 
 

Traps ‘n Taps – A Brief History of American Rhythm
With Clayton Cameron and Chester Whitmore
Your Actors Reporter host, Anna Shalray

THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ FOUNDATION PRESENTED TRAPS ‘N TAPS — A BRIEF HISTORY OF AMERICAN RHYTHM — AT CATALINA’S IN HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA. THE SHOW FEATURE THE BRILLIANT BRUSHWORK OF DRUMMER CLAYTON CAMERON AND THE FLUID MOTION OF DANCER CHESTER WHITMORE. CJF IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION THAT ASSISTS CALIFORNIA JAZZ MUSICIANS IN NEED.


CHESTER WHITMORE, A WORLD-CLASS DANCER, CHOREOGRAPHER, BANDLEADER, MENTOR, AND FILM ARCHIVIST, HAS CHOREOGRAPHED DAZZLING ROUTINES FOR ARETHA FRANKLIN, SMOKEY ROBINSON, GLADYS KNIGHT, THE TEMPTATIONS, AND THE O’JAYS. MR. WHITMORE HAS GALLOPED THE GLOBE, PERFORMING AND PRESENTING CLINICS. HIS CHARISMA, AMAZING REPERTOIRE, AND FLUID MOTION HAVE ALL GARNERED CRITICAL ACCLAIM.

 

 

 


DRUMMER CLAYTON CAMERON IS BEST KNOWN FOR HIS LONG ASSOCIATION WITH TONY BENNETT. HE HAS ALSO RECORDED WITH THE LIKES OF GERALD WILSON, BILLY CHILDS, HUBERT LAWS, KENNY BURRELL, ROD STEWART, AND PATTI LABELLE. HIS BRILLIANT BRUSHWORK HAS BECOME A HIGHLY SKILLED ART FORM. MR. CAMERON HAS PRODUCED SEVERAL BRUSH TECHNIQUE VIDEOS AND IS A DISTINGUISHED FACULTY MEMBER AT UCLA’S DEPARTMENT OF JAZZ STUDIES.

 

 

 

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TRAPS ‘N TAPS EXAMINES CLASSIC CADENCES AND STANDARD RHYTHMS FROM THE CIVIL WAR TO HIP-HOP. CAMERON AND WHITMORE HIGHLIGHT THE CAREERS OF BABY DODDS, JO JONES, SONNY PAYNE, AND MAX ROACH, AS WELL AS FABLED HOOFERS LIKE WILLIE COVAN, JOHN BUBBLES, BILL ROBINSON, THE NICHOLAS BROTHERS, AND GREGORY HINES.

TRAPS ’N TAPS IS A MUST-SEE FOR AFICIONADOS, MUSICIANS, DANCERS, EDUCATIONS, SCHOLARS, CHILDREN, AND LOVERS OF JAZZ.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE CALIFORNIA JAZZ JOUNDATION, CALL (323) 669-5234 OR VISIT WWW.CALIFORNIAJAZZFOUNDATION.ORG

Photos by John Michael Ferrari
www.ImagesByFerrari.com
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Jay Matsueda
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3 Responses to “Traps n Taps – A Brief History of American Rhythm”

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  2. Harold

    Thx for tweeting about this Taps and Traps LOL … interesting coverage Sidebeat Music. Enjoyed it!

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