Tap dancer Jumaane Taylor pays tribute to John Coltrane classic A Love Supreme

Tap dancer Jumaane Taylor will present a work inspired by John Coltrane’s seminal album A Love Supreme during this year’s Toronto International Tap Dance Festival.

The Chicago native’s program Supreme Love will take place Saturday, Aug. 20, as part of the evening’s Convergence presentation at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre.

The work features live jazz and tap dance, with all original choreography and improvisation. Taylor is joined by fellow performers Ian Berg, Christina Carminucci and Starinah Dixon.

The cast of dancers will also be joined by a quartet led by Chicago-based drummer and bandleader Isaiah Spencer and rounded out by three Toronto-based musicians: saxophonist Chris Gale, bassist Lauren Falls and pianist Thompson Egbo-Egbo.


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This will be the Canadian premiere of Supreme Love.

The Toronto International Tap Dance Festival runs Aug. 19-21, with several more dance programs along with panel discussions, nightly jams, masterclasses, workshops. Get the details here.

Watch the trailer for Supreme Love: