The Makanda Project with Dancers
April 21, 2013
The acclaimed 13 piece jazz ensemble the Makanda Project joins forces with dancer/choreographer Mickey Davidson and her company to perform the compositions of Makanda Ken McIntyre. Musicians and dancers interact in both composed and improvised expressions, the dancers incorporating elements of modern dance, African, tap, and Lindy Hop. Mickey Davidson is joined by Dexter Jones, Youthen Joseph, and Trashina Conner. The musicians are Kurtis Rivers, Arni Cheatham, Sean Berry, Lance Bryant, and Charlie Kohlhase (saxophones); Jerry Sabatini and Eddie Allen (trumpets); Bill Lowe and Sarah Politz (trombones); Diane Richardson (voice); John Kordalewski (piano); Wes Brown (bass); and Warren Smith (drums).