Tag Archives: ZZ Tap

In Praise of Z

One of the best things about this profession is the opportunity to work with people who are great at what they do.  There have been scores of them, and I learn from every single one.  Quite often, it’s somebody from the rhythm section, because they have the greatest need to ‘roll with it’ and make …

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The Night Has 1,000 Eyes. Mostly Red.

Last night, I performed with legendary pianist/bon vivant/local treasure James Polk’s Centerpeace sextet at the Elephant Room.  During one number, we had a surprise guest appearance by none other than ZZ Tap. No, not ZZ Top.  We don’t let them into the Elephant Room.  I said ZZ Tap, which is the stage name for tap …

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