City Paper is not for tourists
Tap dancer Savion Glover has danced alongside Gregory Hines and Sammy Davis Jr. in the movie Tap, performed as a dancing penguin in the animated film Happy Feet, and even made a recent appearance on the ABC reality show Dancing With the Stars. But, in jazz pianist McCoy Tyner, the “King of Tap” may have met his match. Tyner, a 69-year-old National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master and improvisational wizard, is known for his “sophisticated chords and an explosively percussive left hand”—two traits that are likely to keep Glover’s feet working overtime. Unless, of course, Glover puts his foot down and takes over: “Glover’s intricate steps and manic energy pushed the Tyner trio’s rhythmic envelope nearly to the breaking point,” a Hartford Courant review reads, “and pulled the willing audience into a frenzied, percussive vortex.” Glover performs with the McCoy Tyner Trio at 7 p.m. at the Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall, 2700 F St. NW. $20–$45. (202) 467-4600.