Teaching Empowering Strengthening (TES) would like to thank everyone who attended our second anniversary event, TES presents: The Jazz Hoofing Quartet featuring tap dancer, Jumaane Taylor. Jumaane danced rhythms with other musicians and took you into a journey of improvised sets. The quartet communicated in rhythms while melodies and all other elements arrived when summoned by the music. The style of dance that Jumaane lives by called tap dancing or hoofing is connected to the genre of jazz music. In respect for the culture, they continue to aspire growth among the traditions. TES, our non-for-profit family business, has a vision to empower TES participants to become self-reliant leaders.
We are convinced that you all enjoyed the exquisite sounds of The Jazz Hoofing Quartet.
Thanks for joining us as we danced, sang, tapped our feet and learned more about the upcoming TES Academics, Athletics, and Arts programs.
SUPREME LOVE by Jumaane Taylor
Celebrating John Coltrane's A Love Supreme with live jazz and tap dance, Supreme Love displays the spiritual, artistic and historical values that infuse human life, using a symbol of nature to transcend hope.
We live, die, transition to heaven and celebrate our ancestral past.
“Supreme Love” expresses true life through the art of tap dance, recreating the chants of John Coltrane’s manifestations through the album “A Love Supreme” and celebrating truth from the sounds of music. Tap dancers, choreographer Jumaane Taylor and a live quartet present “Acknowledgement” to “Psalm” from the 1965 classic though uncovering the next artistic status and exhibiting Coltrane’s theology.
Complimenting the legendary Tree of Hope, supreme love survives off folklore, good luck or most high power. Conquering the original jazz music, this quartet reinvents the classic band and narrates our transitions with their instruments. Tap dancers and musicians exchange expressive musical opinions, rediscovering themselves and their art within improvisation and Coltrane’s compositions. Witnessing life's course, rhythm and miracles, we dance in the name of God, truth and our ancestors, traveling through the art with progressive admiration for tradition.
Tap dancers: Ian Berg, Starinah Dixon, Donnetta Jackson and Jumaane Taylor