Sunday, July 15, 2012

Bastille Day 2012

Bastille Day 2012
@Chez Oskar, July 14, 2012
Jazz Ain't Dead Dancers stand in for Phoenix Rising, one of the performance dance companies that our  Artistic Director is a member.  In honor of the Artistic Director of Phoenix Rising, Sasha Deveaux, who just got married in Italy, Candice Michelle Franklin choreographs a new Caribbean Can Can revue to be performed in Brooklyn at Chez Oskar for Bastille Day.  We would like to thank Charlotta, owner of Chez Oskar for having us.  We had a blast.  CHUTNEY!!!

Friday, July 13, 2012

America West Story for CEG

Rehearsal Video for Chez-zam event group of “America” from West Side Story.  Adaptation from Jerome Robbins’ original choreography….. 

Restaged by Candice Michelle Franklin

Waiting for You Music Video

Here’s a music video by Chris Rob, my dope music arranger for my show Jazz Ain’t Dead.  This is a song from his latest independent album project.  The song is called “Waiting for You.” 
See if you can spot me…..


Monday, July 9, 2012

Highlights from June 28 Jazzmobile Concert

Jazz Ain't Dead® Performs a Free Concert
for the Community!

Presented by Jazzmobile

Vandyke CC Senior Dessert Luncheon Sponsored by Council Member Darlene Mealy
Jazz Ain't Dead®
Choreography and Direction by Candice Michelle Franklin
Musical Direction by Lafayette Harris, Jr.

Highlights from the show...
Oye Como Va, Fever, Zombie Blues (original composition by Lafayette Harris, Jr.,
JAD Music Director), Overjoyed, Footprints, Copper Colored Gal, Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby, Summertime, Calvin Booker's Tap Jam, My Funny Valentine, Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries,
Words from Council Member Mealy, Goodbye, Someone Else is Steppin In

Rajdulari Barnes (Lead Vocalist)
Rick Delancy (Song & Dance Vocalist)
Calvin Booker (Tap Dance Artist)

JAD Band:
Axel Tosca (Keys), Kenneth Salters (Drums), Paul Beaudry (Bass), Rogerst Charles (Alto Sax)

JAD Jazz Dance Artists:
Samantha Berger, Calvin Cooper, Victor Reddick, Ashley Chavonne McGill,
Shakirah Stewart, & Candice M. Franklin

Venue:  Vandyke CC Gymnasium, Brooklyn, NY
June 28, 2012

Thank you Council Member Mealy and Sabrina Eady and Linda Walton from
Jazzmobile for having us!  We had a blast.........