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Freeing the Music Inside

The dancers of Jump Rhythm Jazz Project feel the music in their bones, and from there it guides them across the stage.

Under the guidance of artistic director Billy Siegenfeld, this Chicago-based company of dancers transforms their bodies into visual percussive instruments, accentuating the swinging beat of jazz.

Through its innovative approach, Jump Rhythm has been freeing the music inside dancers' bodies for more than fifteen years. Combining the influences of Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and the Nicholas Brothers with contemporary rhythmic jazz music, Siegenfeld and company create powerful bursts of energy that will have you moving along to the music in no time.

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Learn more about another Chicago jazz dance innovator, Gus Giordano, whose Jazz Dance World Congress brings hundreds of dancers together every year.

Check out another of Chicago's jazz dance sensations, the Joel Hall Dancers.

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Jump Rhythm director Billy Siegenfeld shakes things up with dancer Jackie Brenner. Photo by William Frederking.

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Jump Rhythm dancer Brandi Coleman. Photo by William Frederking.

 

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