Savion Glover will present a new act on Nov. 3 at New York City's Beacon Theatre. The evening will feature a piece dedicated to New York's firemen, with a portion of the night's proceeds benefiting their families.
Glover will be joined by his new, nine-member tap troupe, called Ti Dii, as well as jazz saxophone great Wayne Shorter and jazz vocalist Abbey Lincoln. Ti Dii features dancers ranging in age from 12 to 27, and including Alexandria Bradley, Marshall Davis, Michelle Dorancz, Chantel Heath, Hannah Heller, Andrew Nemr, Maya Jenkins, Aaron Johnson, and Cartier Williams.
The number dedicated to the Ground Zero rescue workers is set to Jill Scott's single "He Loves Me."
Glover parlayed credits in the Broadway shows The Tap Dance Kid and Jelly's Last Jam into tap stardom as the choreographic force behind the Broadway hit Bring in 'da Funk, Bring in 'da Noise. Since winning a Tony Award for that show, he has presented a number of new tap-based shows around the country, including Downtown and Foot Notes.
Tickets are $35, $50, $75 and may be purchased at the Beacon Theatre box office, Jazz Forum Arts (914) 631-1000, Ticketmaster (212) 307-7171, and all other Ticketmaster outlets, or by visiting www.Jazzforumarts.org. —By Robert Simonson