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a jazz trio whose rhythm section is entirely managed by a tap dancer
video 1 (3 min) / video 1 (full concert) - tap dance, double bass, electric bass, electric guitar
2 - tap dance, double bass, electric bass, electric guitar, bass clarinett
video 3 - tap dance, double bass, piano
The "trio improv'iste" is a jazz trio 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.
This trio features on the jazz é-tap CD.
duration: 1h or more, depending on circumstances
Bortolotti - tap dance - Lausanne, Switzerland
Alex Bellegarde - double bass - Montreal,
Canada / Stéphane
Fisch - double bass, electric bass - Geneva, Switzerland
Martineau - piano - Montreal,
Canada / Jean-Yves
Poupin - piano - Geneva, Switzerland / Teis Semey - electric guitar - Amsterdam, Netherlands / Zoltán Kisák - guitar - Hungary + Geneva, Switzerland
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
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