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 December 28, 2016:

It has been a tumultuous year in so many ways, but to all who appreciate what I do, I have to say thank you. I think of my artistic expression as being life-affirming and hopeful, even if I dance to some sad songs. The horn sings what I feel in my heart and soul, the feet make the beat and then break it up with more bursts of energy. It has been a consistent formula for nearly 38 years with inexhaustible possibilities. I am so happy about that! I have always worked on other music behind the scenes and I hope to release some of that in the coming months. I promise to post more content soon! Check the calendar for upcoming shows and keep in mind I am often working at private events or schools and would be happy to schedule something for you.

  Here is a clip, with the band, titled "Ice Cream and Bubbles" which is part of both of these projects:

"Fuego Azul (Silk Road)"  is a solo number from the DVD

"Dances with Instruments"

Entertainer MC Shoehorn- tap dancer and saxophonist (and multi-instrumentalist/vocalist) works as a solo performer, bandleader, soloist, accompanist and sideman.

MC Shoehorn, performance artist, makes music with his feet and
dances with his horn, combining body rhythms and sophisticated forms and concepts into entertainment. Specialist in saxophone and
tap dance, he's a multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and composer,
utilizing wind and percussion instruments, playing classic and original songs, with an ear for music from around the world.

A World Jazz Extravaganza with MC Shoehorn! The tap dancer and saxophonist  presents his new CD "Wingin' It" and his new DVD "Dances with Instruments". The CD has a strong Afro-Cuban flavor, with a Japanese twist. The music is grooving hard with bassist Damian Erskine, drummer Martin Zarzar, percussionists Miguel Bernal and Scott Wardinsky, and pianist Gordon Lee . "Wingin" It" features guest vocalist Eileen Conley on two tracks and Kite Giedraitis, leader of African-style marimba band Fools in Paradise, plays mbira and bass kalimba on one selection. (Two tracks from the CD recording session are also part of the DVD as well.)

Excerpts from a live solo set from the Moisture Festival in Seattle:

For more videos, here is a link to my youtube channel: