Tap Dance Jazz? Now’s The Time!

Posted on January 8th, 2009 in Jazz by Terrence Taps

I recently stumbled across this great jazz standard by Charlie Parker and have been jamming to it in the studio! Now’s the time for some great tap dance jazz!

You can listen to more of it right here:

Tap Music From Sade?

Posted on November 13th, 2008 in Jazz,R & B by Terrence Taps

This incredible instrumental groove comes from Sade’s “Stronger Than Pride” recording. Give it a listen and I’m sure you’ll agree that this fits in better with the genre of Jazz than of R & B. If ever there were a piece of music that was perfect for romantic tap choreography, this is it!

Tap Dance Tunes

Posted on October 1st, 2008 in Jazz by Terrence Taps

Check out this fun collection of tap dance music I just came across on Amazon.com! I haven’t heard all of this one, though I can say that “Sweet Georgia Brown” is a great song for tap dancers.

Check this one out for yourself and let me know what you think!

Tap Dance Music, Books & Video!

TapDanceMan.com is a great place to get tap dance music, books, or tap dance videos.

I recently expanded the Store creating a great one stop resource for all things relating to tap!

I hope you find it helpful! If you would like to recommend any additional tap dance product, please post it to the comments section below or email me at Taps [at] TapDanceMan [dot] com.

Tap Dance Music

Posted on September 24th, 2008 in For Children,Jazz,Rap & Hip-Hop by Terrence Taps

I know it’s been a while but hopefully this pick will make up for the absence. In discussing music choices with a Tap Dance Music Newsletter subscriber I remembered this great collection of music called the “Unwrapped” series.

These are extra special because they are Jazz remixes of popular Rap songs. If you like the groove of Rap, but don’t like some of the messages in the music, these CD’s may be perfect for you!

Here is the box set of the first 4 volumes!

Tap Dance Music to Make You Come Alive

Posted on July 3rd, 2008 in Blues,Jazz by Terrence Taps

This song is great for tap dancers because of its groove and it’s lyrics. I would love to see choreography set to this one. In fact, if you set a piece to this, share what you did with it in the comments section below.

It’s entitled “I Come Alive” & is included on Incognito’s most recent release.

Tap Dancing Music For Summer

Posted on June 27th, 2008 in Jazz by Terrence Taps

The title of this post may not be completely accurate as this song by Jessy J may work for any season. I associate “Tequila Moon” with Summer because over the last few days WCLK, the jazz station here in Atlanta, has been playing this song quite regularly. Its Smooth jazz flavor feeds my creativity.

The Art of Finding Tap Dance Music!

Posted on June 23rd, 2008 in Jazz by Terrence Taps

Art Blakey’s title track on Moanin’ is a wonderfully groovy experience for any tap dancer. Here is yet another piece that gives you a lot of room to express yourself. It’s perfect for tap dancing on a lazy Sunday evening.

Tap Dance Songs For “Summertime”

Posted on June 12th, 2008 in Blues,Jazz by Terrence Taps

Thanks to Jennifer for recommending this arrangement of “Summertime” by Oscar Peterson. If you are looking for a mellow song that’s open enough for lots of creative tap expressions…look no further!

Another Great Song To Tap Dance To

Posted on May 12th, 2008 in Jazz by Terrence Taps

Let’s start this week off with a little Charlie Parker. If you’re tired of dancing to the same old stuff, try keeping with Mr. Parker on “An Oscar For Treadwell”

While this song may be too “busy” for a live performance, it’s perfect for a practice or jam session!

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