jazz é-tap
a theater, live music & tap dancing company
art as a human adventure
art in the service of the encounter
 

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a jazz trio whose rhythm section is entirely managed by a tap dancer

 

rio improv'iste. Tap dance and acoustic jazz music concert and show to swing, middle jazz, mainstream, bebop, modern jazz, contemporary and experimental jazz, Cuban music, latin and Brazilian and funk. Voicing, jrjp technique, Jump Rhythm Jazz Project. Music and dance improvisation. Lausanne, Switzerland, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
 

video 1 (3 min) / video 1 (full concert) - tap dance, double bass, electric bass, electric guitar

video 2 - tap dance, double bass, electric bass, electric guitar, bass clarinett

The "trio improv'iste" is a concert-show that explores the rhythmic possibilities of tap dance as a percussion instrument in jazz. It revolves around a core of double bass and tap dance and invites to every concert a different melodic or harmonic instrument (piano, saxophone, guitar, vocals, clarinet, etc...) sometimes with an extra guest.

This concert-show is based entirely on improvisation, in interaction with the public. It can be done indoors or outdoors.

his trio features on the jazz é-tap CD.

duration: 1h or more, depending on circumstances

 

Laurent Bortolotti - tap dance - Lausanne, Switzerland + Montreal, Canada
Alex Bellegarde
- double bass - Montreal, Canada / Stéphane Fisch - double bass, electric bass - Geneva, Switzerland

current melodists
Guillaume Martineau - piano - Montreal, Canada / Jean-Yves Poupin - piano - Geneva, Switzerland / Teis Semey - electric guitar - Amsterdam, Netherlands / Zoltán Kisák - guitar - Hungary + Geneva, Switzerland

guests
Thomas Wadelton - tap dance, ukulele - Melbourne, Australia / Laia Mollins - tap dance - Barcelona, Spain / Murielle Bortolotti - contemporary dancing - Lausanne, Switzerland / Raphaël Dumont - tenor saxophone, bass clarinet - Paris, France / Ernie Odoom - saxophone, singing - Geneva, Switzerland / Frédéric Jaupart - accordion - Annecy, France

former members
Ornella Ponnaz - piano - Lausanne, Switzerland / Gabriel Zufferey - piano - Geneva, Switzerland / Sébastien Bride - electric guitar - St-Maurice, Switzerland / Marc Drouard - electric guitar - Annecy, France / Elisabeth Barbey - vibraphone - St-Maurice, Switzerland / Popol Lavanchy - double bass - Lausanne, Switzerland / Philippe Sola - double bass - Geneva, Switzerland