Jason Samuels Smith

Mar. 4 at 7:30

Jason Samuels Smith & Owen "Fiidla" Brown's Quartet


Emmy Award–winning tap dancer Jason Samuels Smith teams up with musicians of Owen “Fiidla” Brown’s quartet in a new work exploring the African American experience, from the dance and percussion on slave ships of the Middle Passage through the jazz, be-bop, and hip-hop eras. Set to score commissioned by the Charles and Joan Gross Family Foundation, the piece brings together Western and traditional African instruments in a multitude of musical styles, revealing points where history and art converge.

Note: This performance was originally scheduled for February 14 and was postponed because of inclement weather.

This Target® Free Thursday performance is generously underwritten by Target.