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"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:


This could be a slamming jam. With Essiet Okon Essiet, on Bass, Martin Zarzar on traps, Gordon Lee on keys, the...

Posted by Scott Wardinsky on Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Update: 7/24/15: 


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!


A World Jazz Extravaganza with MC Shoehorn, tap dancer and saxophonist, presenting 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 . (Two tracks from the CD recording session are also part of the DVD as well.) "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.

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