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Jazz 31/08/2018

Sarah Reich Revolutionizing Tap Jazz Music

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New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Sarah has become one of the art form's pop culture ambassadors, thanks to her appearances in videos with Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox. Her videos with them (A Star Wars-themed tribute, "The Tap Awakens," & "Thriller", a Michael Jackson cover featuring Wayne Brady) have garnered millions of views on YouTube, all receiving rave reviews. She has toured the world with Postmodern Jukebox playing prestigious venues such as Radio City Music Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Sydney Opera House as well as a televised PBS special filmed in Las Vegas.

Sarah Reich (Performer, Choreographer, Instructor, Composer) has emerged as one of the new leaders in the Art Form of Tap Dance. At the young age of 15, this Los Angeles native was featured in Dance Spirit Magazine's article, "20 Hot Tappers Under 20" and was named one of the "25 To Watch" in the 2017 Dance Magazine article. Sarah has been sought after to perform, choreograph, and teach in over 40 countries. "I want to continue to bring tap into mass media with great respect and quality," she says, focusing on "reprogramming the minds of the general public on their perception of tap dance." (Dance Magazine 2017)

Sarah Reich's New Change album brings the world of tap to you. Her impeccable rhythmic ideas have created songs that linger in your soul. A master class in what the tap dance legends provide for Sarah will feel as though you're being the humble student with her. This album expresses the heart and soul of what being a tap dancer is all about. Her expressive rhythmic qualities range from funk grooves, jazzy trades with a drummer, emotional darkness, and swingin' happiness. Who knew tap could be so versatile? Sarah is a seasoned tap artist and this is just the beginning. No tap dancer has created an album to this extent. Sarah continues to push boundaries to keep tap fresh while preserving its past.

Previously she was seen on Season 11 of FOX's So You Think You Can Dance with Chloe Arnold's Syncopated Ladies and Season 8 with Jason Samuels Smith's, A.C.G.I. With her own company, Tap Music Project, she has choreographed and performed at the Ford Amphitheatre, UCLA's JazzReggae Music Festival, Blue Whale jazz club, and the televised LA County Holiday Celebration. Sarah was also a performer at Madison Square Garden for the opening of the NY Knicks 2013-2014 season. She was sought out to perform at Jazz at the Lincoln Center for a tribute to Duke Ellington in New York City in 2017.

In addition to her vast international travels and countless television appearances, Sarah has had the honor to perform at some of the most prestigious venues back home in Los Angeles such as The Hollywood
Bowl, the Greek Theater with Mexican Pop-Star, Cristian Castro and the Kodak/ Dolby Theater with the great Herbie Hancock. With her Tap Music Project intensives in various cities, Reich teaches tap dancers how to dance with more musicality, communicate with musicians and write music. Using a live band in class, she instructs students on how to "scat" rhythms or transcribe choreography with rhythm notation, among other skills.

Sarah is developing new, and exciting works with her company Tap Music Project, with her debut Tap Jazz Album titled New Change. This album is originally produced, composed from percussive tap rhythms, and performed by a great selection of musicians to create a unique sound. She hopes this is just the beginning: "I want to be the first tap dancer to win a Grammy Award!"
1. Harold Cromer (Intro)
2. Tap City (2:31)
Sarah Reich- tap, Danny Janklow- sax, Mike Cottone- trumpet,
Alex Boneham- bass, Sam Barsh- piano, Aaron McLendondrums
3. Respect The Dance (3:20)
Sarah Reich- tap, Maiya Sykes- vocal, Gorden Campbell- drums,
Dave Yaden- keys, Darwin Johnson- bass, Sean Erick- trumpet,
Leon Silva- Sax, Kevin Williams- trombone & flute
4. Ted Louis Levy (interlude)
5. It's Tappening (3:37)
Sarah Reich- tap, Danny Janklowsax,
Mike Cottone- trumpet,
Jonah Levine- trombone,
Sam Barsh- piano, Jonathan
Pinson- drums, Alex
Boneham- bass
6. Brenda Bufalino
7. Revive (3:33)
Sarah Reich- tap,
Artyom Manukyancello
8. Jason Samuels-
Smith (interlude)
9. The Groove (2:57)
Production by Sam Barsh, Divine Dubar, Sarah Reich. Excerpts
from tap documentaries "About Tap" & "No Maps On My Taps"
10. New Change (3:47)
Sarah Reich- taps, Danny Janklow- sax, Mike Cottone- trumpet,
Alex Boneham- bass, Brandon K. Brown- electric bass, Aaron
McLendon- drums
11. Arthur Duncan (interlude)
12. Baked Bean Blues (4:37)
Sarah Reich- tap, Danny Janklow- sax, Mike Cottone- trumpet,
Jonathan Pinson- drums, Alex Boneham- bass, Sam Hirschpiano
13. Ivery Wheeler (interlude)
14. Scat Rap (1:40)
Sarah Reich- tap, Brandon K. Brown- electric bass
15. Gemini Vibe (4:19)
Sarah Reich- tap, Lee How- rap, Danny Janklow- sax, Mike
Cottone- trumpet, Aaron McLendon- drums, Sam Barsh- piano,
Alex Boneham- bass
16. For Chance (2:23)
Sarah Reich- tap
17. Dianne Walker (interlude)
18. My Baby Just Cares for Me (3:24)
Sarah Reich- tap, Maiya Sykes- vocal, Scott Bradlee- piano

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