Friday, November 4, 2011

Hooray for Hollywood Music Revue for CEG

Hooray for Hollywood Music Revue

Choreography and re-staging by Candice Michelle Franklin for CEG.
Hooray for Hollywood re-staged by Franklin, Original Choreography by Artie D.
Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend –Choreography by Candice Michelle Franklin
Singing in the Rain –Choreography by Candice Michelle Franklin
What a Feelin’ –Choreography by Candice Michelle Franklin
Puttin’ on the Ritz -Choreographed by C. Gross.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

CEG Rep Rehearsal Video List

 

Roxanne with Can Can Can opening Summer 2013 - http://youtu.be/q1ibNYDagsw

Roxanne with Tango Opening -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lil0Q6zXg-A

Jai Ho -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dqcxQobME3c

Because We Can Can Can –Choreography by Candice Michelle Franklin for CEG -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ha4D7s7VRbU

Can Can –Choreography Restaging -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vlwf1XP2yUM

Sing Sing Sing –Choreography Restaging -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZETsp5eZ9Vc

Hips Don’t Lie –Choreography by Candice Franklin for CEG -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l5o5RXix_Ok

Back in Time Mix/Men In Black/Starship –Choreography by Candice Michelle Franklin for CEG-http://youtu.be/f7wH14SzWG0

Hot Hot Hot –Restaging by Candice Franklin for CEG - http://youtu.be/1Z--qDfyU_o

Wipe Out –Restaging by Candice Franklin for CEG - http://youtu.be/68fQ2fO57Hw

JT Let the Groove Get In First Draft –Choreography by Candice Franklin - http://youtu.be/2WhN8l6qvQ4

Roxanne with Can Can Can opening Summer 2013 - http://youtu.be/q1ibNYDagsw

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Jazz Ain’t Dead Now Offering Live Performance Sets for Social Events


Like Our Show, Jazz Ain’t Dead®?
Have Us Bring Our Show to Your Next Big Event!

Jazz Aint Dead Icon Poster with LogoBe Different!  Hire Professional
LIVE MUSIC & DANCE ENTERTAINMENT

Live Band
Live Dancers
Live Singers
Live DJ
Host/MC
High-Energy Floor Show

Hire JAZZ AIN'T DEAD® for your next special event!  Jazz Ain't Dead® consists of a Live BAND and DJ performed with Live DANCERS in a high-energy FLOOR SHOW.  Sets are 15 minute, 30 minute, 45 minute, 60 minute, and 75 minutes.  Entertainment can be planned up to three hours with band and dancers, and up to four hours with floor shows spread throughout the evening allowing your guests to get up out of their seats and dance with the band.  Music styles include Funk and R&B, Funk Jazz Fusion, Jazz Standards, 20’s, 40’s, House, Acid Jazz, and Top 40 requests.  Light “Background” Jazz and/or Cabaret sets also available for cocktail receptions.  Rates start at $2500 minimum for appearance up to 60 minutes.  Call for additional information on rates and set descriptions.  Smaller packages with less cast members (such as piano, vocalist, and two dancers) also negotiable. 

To view videos and photos for inspiration, please visit our website at www.JazzAintDead.com.

Let’s Discuss Your Event Ideas Today!
212-426-1305

Miss Candice Michelle Franklin is the Choreographer and the Artistic Producing Director of
Jazz Ain't Dead®.


Saturday, July 16, 2011

Shoeshine Music Video by Black Taxi

Here’s a music video directed by Adam Hootnick which was nominated for a WEBBY Award!  The song is called “Shoeshine” by the dope rock band, BLACK TAXI.  I did the choreography.  We had 17 male dancers and 21 blow-up dolls as partners!!!


“Shoeshine”
BLACK TAXI
Directed by Adam Hootnick
Choreography by Candice Michelle Franklin

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Adinkra House Performance with Mo Beasley Photo Re-cap

 
ADINKRA HOUSE

Choreographer, Candice Michelle Franklin and The ladies of Jazz Ain't Dead paid a visit to the Adinkra House as guests of Mo Beasley.  The ladies performed a choreographed number "Black Panties" as well as
free-styled to the spoken word stylings of Mo Beasley.
 
 

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Jazz Ain’t Dead performs Spring Season at Joyce SoHo

 
Jazz Ain't Dead® Joyce SoHo Season 2010-2011
 
Photography by James George 


 

CLICK HERE to LISTEN 
to our New Music Arrangements of our latest evening length production:  
Jazz Ain't Dead Celebrates the Legacy of George Gershwin's Porgy & Bess!

 
 
JAD Band:
Lafayette Harris (Keys/Jazz Piano), Axel Tosca (Keys), 
Travis Antoine (Trumpet), Rogerst Charles (Alto Sax), 
Kenneth Salters (Drums), Steve Rodriguez (Bass), 
Mansa Gory (Trombone), Jimmy Lopez (Congas), 
Gabrielle Jennings (Djembe), Chris Rob (Keys)

JAD Singers:
Daphne Shawn, Kenyetta Coffee, Billy Davis

JAD DJ:
Nyck Henry

JAD Dancers:
Jerome Melsaun Warren, Careitha Davis, 
JoiLynn, Carmen Carriker,
Candice Michelle Franklin, Chelsey Arce, Andrea Colabufo, 
Gierre Godley, Leah Tubbs, April Holloway, 
Ashley Chavonne McGill, Shawn Cruz, Gabriel Malo, 
Adisa Gooding-Henry, Tony Wright, Natonia Monet Harrison, Angel Chin, and Shelley McLaughlin


 

Get SOCIAL with Jazz Ain't Dead®





Produced by Candice Franklin for DIP and Associates

Jazz Ain't Dead® Performs it's 2011 season at
 



Joyce SoHo
155 Mercer Street

(Between Houston & Prince, New York City)

Live Musicians, Live Dancers, Live Singers, Live DJ
Thursday - Sunday, March 24 - 27, 2011

Jazz Ain't Dead presents Nu-Jazz and classic Jazz standards
re-imagined into House, Funk, Acid Jazz, and Soul.  Featuring TWO HOT Programs plus FRESH new music arrangements of 
George Gershwin's "Porgy and Bess" by Chris Rob,
Donald Hayes, and others.
 


With Special Guest - Mo Beasley
and Maurice Chestnut


Choreography and Music Development by Candice Michelle Franklin
Live Music Direction by Lafayette Harris
Music Arrangements by Chris Rob, Lafayette Harris, Donald Hayes,
& Marcus "Bellringer" Bell

Tickets $22 General/$15 Student & Senior



Special $5 Discount Offer
To get a $5 Discount, click here to subscribe to our Jazz Ain't Dead Mailing List and receive via email a special discount promo code to use online, on the phone, or to print to use in-person at the Joyce Box Office.  Your email with promo code will be sent within one hour with verification and subsequent confirmation of valid email.  Discount vouchers are for ADVANCE SALES ONLY!

 

To Purchase Tickets

Visit www.Joyce.org or Call JoyceCharge 212-242-0800

 

 Jazz Ain't Dead® and Jazz Ain't Dead Presents is produced by 
Candice Michelle Franklin for DIP & Associates. 


 

 

Jazz Ain't Dead®, A Young Urban Jazz Music and Dance Collective


Showtimes:

JAZZ Ain't Dead® Joyce SoHo Season 2011 Set List
Program Subject to Change

Thursday, March 24, 7:30pm JAD Lounge (35 min. TRT):  JAD Jam, My Funny Valentine, Billie Jean, Black Panties, Whatever Lola Wants, I Know You Know, Fall In, Portuguese Love
-Intermission -
Jazz Ain't Dead® Celebrates the Legacy of Gershwin's Porgy and Bess
(40 min. TRT):  Sometime Thang, Summertime Burlesque, It Ain't Necessarily So, Red-Headed Woman, I Loves You, Porgy, Bess, You is My Woman Now, There's A Boat, My Man's Gone Now, Summertime Interlude,
Summertime House
Friday, March 25, 7:30pm Jazz Ain't Dead® Celebrates the Legacy of Gershwin's Porgy and Bess:  Sometime Thang, Summertime Burlesque, It Ain't Necessarily So, Red-Headed Woman, I Got Plenty of Nuttin', I Loves You, Porgy, Bess, You is My Woman Now, There's A Boat, My Man's Gone Now, Summertime Interlude,
Summertime House
Friday, March 25, 9:30pm JAD Lounge: JAD Jam, My Funny Valentine, Since I've Been Loving You, Black Panties, Whatever Lola Wants, Billie Jean, I Know You Know, Fall In, Portuguese Love
Saturday, March 26, 7:30pm JAD Lounge: JAD Jam, My Funny Valentine, Since I've Been Loving You, Black Panties, Whatever Lola Wants, Billie Jean, I Know You Know, Fall In, Portuguese Love
Saturday, March 26 9:30pm Jazz Ain't Dead® Celebrates the Legacy of Gershwin's Porgy and Bess:  Sometime Thang, Summertime Burlesque, It Ain't Necessarily So, Red-Headed Woman, I Got Plenty of Nuttin', I Loves You, Porgy, Bess, You is My Woman Now, There's A Boat, My Man's Gone Now, Summertime Interlude,
Summertime House
Sunday, March 27, 6:00pm JAD Lounge (35 min. TRT): JAD Jam, My Funny Valentine, Since I've Been Loving You, Black Panties, Whatever Lola Wants, Billie Jean, I Know You Know, Fall In, Portuguese Love 
-Intermission -
Jazz Ain't Dead® Celebrates the Legacy of Gershwin's Porgy and Bess
(40 min. TRT):  Sometime Thang, Summertime Burlesque, It Ain't Necessarily So, Red-Headed Woman, I Got Plenty of Nuttin', I Loves You, Porgy, Bess, You is My Woman Now, There's A Boat, My Man's Gone Now,
Summertime Interlude, Summertime House

Thursday, March 24, 7:30pm
Friday, March 25, 7:30pm/9:30pm
Saturday, March 26, 7:30pm/9:30pm
Sunday, March 27, 6:00pm 


Music:
It Ain't Necessarily So -Original Music by George Gershwin, New Music Arrangements by Chris Rob for Jazz Ain't Dead®


A Woman is a Sometime Thang -Original Music by George Gershwin, New Music Arrangements by Chris Rob for Jazz Ain't Dead®

Summertime Burlesque -Original Music by George Gershwin, New Music Arrangements by Lenny Underwood for Jazz Ain't Dead®, Text and Spoken word performance by Mo Beasley.


Red-Headed Woman -Original music by George Gershwn, New Music Arrangements by Donald Hayes for Jazz Ain't Dead®

I Love's You Porgy --Original Music by George Gershwin, New Music Arrangements by Lafayette Harris for Jazz Ain't Dead®, Spoken Word performance by Natonia Monet with Text by Nihara Michelle

There's a Boat -Original Music by George Gershwin, in the style of Ray Charles, Live Music Direction by Lafayette Harris


My Man's Gone Now --Original Music by George Gershwin, New Music Arrangements by Chris Rob for Jazz Ain't Dead®

Bess, You is My Woman Now -Original Music by George Gershwin, New Music Arrangement and live music direction by Lafayette Harris for Jazz Ain't Dead®

Summertime Interlude --Original Music by George Gershwin, New Music Arrangements by Lenny Underwood for Jazz Ain't Dead®

Summertime House --Original Music by George Gershwin, New Music Arrangements by Lenny Underwood for Jazz Ain't Dead®

JAD Jam -Arrangement and lyrics by Candice Michelle Franklin with Live Music Direction by Lafayette Harris for Jazz Ain't Dead®

My Funny Valentine -
Music arrangement by Chris Rob with Live Music Direction by Lafayette Harris for Jazz Ain't Dead® and text and spoken word performance by Mo Beasley

I Know You Know -Music by Esperanza Spalding, Live Music Direction by Lafayette Harris

Fall In -Music by Esperanza Spalding, Live Music Direction by Lafayette Harris

Portuguese Love
-Music by Teena Marie, Live Music Direction by Lafayette Harris

Billie Jean
-by Michael Jackson, Live Music Direction by Lafayette Harris

Black Panties
- Music "Jungle Fever" by The Chakachas, Music Direction by Lafayette Harris, Spoken Word Performance/Text by Mo Beasley

Whatever Lola Wants
-Music arrangement by Marcus "BellRinger" Bell/Bellringer Productions/InnerTemple Music for Jazz Ain't Dead®

Since I've Been Loving You -Music by Led Zepplin, Live Music Direction by Lafayette Harris

                                                                                                                                                               

For press inquiries, please contact the following:

Shanon Shaw, Press Contact
media@JazzAintDead.com
212--426--1305


Hope to see you at Joyce SoHo!



These performances were made possible, in part, by a Harkness Space Grant from the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center and The Joyce Theater Foundation, which owns and operates Joyce SoHo.

Monday, January 10, 2011