"SHOEHORN" Tap dancing saxophonist, works as a solo performer, bandleader, soloist, accompanist and sideman. Shoehorn starts 2015 with a kickstarter for his new recording project:
MC Shoehorn, CD and DVD release party at Jimmy Mak's in Portland, Oregon!
World Jazz Extravaganza with MC Shoehorn- tap dancer and saxophonist. Featuring pianist Gordon Lee, percussionists Miguel Bernal and Scott Wardinsky, young tap sensation Elizabeth Abel, Irish dancer Maldon Meehan, and from Japan, singer/songwriter Kaori, to celebrate the new CD "Wingin' It" and the DVD "Dances with Instruments". Discs will be on sale for only $10
Advance copies of the MC Shoehorn CD "Wingin' It" and DVD "Dances with Instruments" are also available at Shoehorn's other gigs and by mail order.
Successfully funded through kickstarter!
HERE is a new video from a recent concert in Portland: SOME OTHER VIDEOS Here is a video from April 2013: This video post is a favorite, from a performance in April 2009 with Wanderlust Circus #1 Demo Video (CLIP # 2) Shoehorn solo (full show) DEMO video from Moisture Festival 2007: Shoehorn with Beatboxing Juggler Bronkar Lee ( Clip # 3) Tappercussion e-tap demo ( Clip #4) New Clip! Reorded 4/1/09 (CLIP # 5) This clip is of Shoehorn's VonTap Quintet at the Harvest Moon Festival in Chinatown, October 2006: Toshi Onizuka, Ward Griffiths, Skip Elliott Bowman and Gordon Lee. ( CLIP # 6) Plus, Jump Start, a SAX-Themed original comedy short film costarring Renato Caranto, just for fun: ( about 3 minutes) (Clip # 7) Excerpts from the PBS documentary "JUBA: Masters of Tap & Percussive Dance" (Clip # 8) Oregon Art Beat from OPB TV
IT'S A GREAT TIME TO BUY Shoehorn's CDs. CAFE CIRQUE, a contemporary jazz cabaret circus soundtrack, features Dan Gaynor on piano, Ward Griffiths, drums, and bass man Skip Elliott Bowman. To hear streaming samples please hit the music button. Other music includes The Blue Monk, a live CD documenting a gig with Dan Gaynor, Pere Soto and Artis the Spoonman (plus David Valdez and Sean Congos on horns 2 numbers) Only $10: CD links at left- ALSO! A Beatbox Saxophone Christmas with beatboxer Bronkar Lee. Fun holiday sounds! THANKS! Donate to Shoehorn's Production Fund- Help support new recording projects! Thank you! Shoehorn is also seeking funding to develop the next generation of electronic tap dance. Please contact us for details.