The 2018-19 Swingin’ with the CJO concert series kicks off next week with an appearance by a true star of stage and screen. Columbus Jazz Orchestra presents Fascinating Rhythm, featuring Tony Award-nominated singer/tap dancer Maurice Hines, at the Southern Theatre Thursday, October 18th through Sunday, October 21st. Showtimes and tickets are available here, and tickets are also available at the CAPA Ticket Office (39 East State Street) and by phone at (614) 469-0939. Along with Byron Stripling and the 16-piece CJO, Hines will be joined onstage by acclaimed tap dancing brothers, John and Leo Manzari, for a sizzling pairing of hot jazz and tap. Keep reading for more info on and video of Hines, and swing by the Southern to help get a fun season of the CJO underway!
Maurice Hines appeared on Broadway and in touring productions of “The Girl in the Pink Tights” with famed French chanteuse and ballerina, Zi Zi Jeanmaire, “Eubie” and “Sophisticated Ladies,” with his tap-dancing brother, Gregory, “Bring Back Birdie!,” with Chita Rivera and Donald O’Connor; and in productions of “Guys & Dolls” and “Jelly’s Last Jam.” Film and television appearances include Francis Ford Coppola’s “Cotton Club” and over 35 appearances on “The Tonight Show.” Mr. Hines has directed and choreographed national tours including “Uptown It’s Hot,” “Satchmo,” “Harlem Suite,” and the Radio City Spectacular, along with music videos for Quincy Jones, and others.