Darren Nealis

Darren Nealis

The evening began with a quiet acoustic bass solo by Andy LaCloud. As the solo intensified in volume and complexity, Savion Glover walked onto the stage and joined in, matching Andy’s rhythms and melodies with precision. This intricate duet set the tone for a set of amazing tap dance and jazz pieces that were choreographed to allow each member of this quintet to improvise over a set of jazz themes composed mainly by John Coltrane.

The second piece had a Hammond B-3 sound provided by Tommy Jam