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Larry Goldings & Melinda Sullivan
Larry Goldings & Melinda Sullivan

Sat, May 06

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Sam First

Larry Goldings & Melinda Sullivan

The one and only Larry Goldings (who needs no introduction) is back at Sam First! Join Goldings and world-class dance virtuoso Melinda Sullivan for another collaboration featuring saxophonist and Sam First regular, saxophonist Daniel Rotem.

May 06, 2023, 7:30 PM – 10:30 PM

Sam First, 6171 W Century Blvd #180, Los Angeles, CA 90045, USA

"I met Melinda Sullivan in 2019 when Inara George and I were workshopping a musical of ours (which is still in development), and I was instantly amazed and by her joyous and spontaneous tap dancing, not to mention her overall musicianship. We eventually made a few videos in my home studio without rehearsing...we just jammed. Melinda has all the skills of a great jazz instrumentalist. Her time and feel are impeccable, she's well versed in the American popular song repertoire, (and many other genres), and she is simply a great "drummer" and improviser and accompanist. We have so much fun playing duo, it's ridiculous."

-Larry Goldings

Larry Goldings is a Grammy-nominated pianist and composer. His organ trio with Peter Bernstein and Bill Stewart has been recognized as "among our presiding paragons of the modern Hammond B-3 organ trio tradition” (Nate Chinen, New York Times). Goldings’ musical inspirations draw from a lifetime of absorbing jazz, pop, funk, R&B, electronic and classical music. As a performer and recording artist, he is known for long-term collaborations that straddle the realms of jazz and pop with such artists as Jim Hall, Maceo Parker, John Scofield, Steve Gadd, Jack DeJohnette, Pat Metheny, Michael Brecker, Sia Furler, John Mayer, and others.

Melinda Sullivan is a tap dance artist, dancer, and choreographer. She studied dance under the Jazz Tap Ensemble, Debbie Allen Dance Academy, and California Dance Theater. She left home to tour North America with the Cats 25th anniversary company, followed by the inaugural national tour of High School Musical on Stage! Now based in Los Angeles, Melinda choreographs and performs for a variety of scripted and unscripted television shows, most recently choreographing several episodes of Encore! for Disney+. Film and TV credits include: Being the Ricardos, La La Land, the Oscars, Glee, Dancing with the Stars, Crazy-Ex Girlfriend,  the Late Late Show with James Cordon, & Top 10 SYTYCD+All Star. She is a guest artist with NYC based, award winning tap company Dorrance Dance, and is a founding member of Chloé Arnold's Syncopated Ladies. Melinda just worked alongside Michelle Dorrance as the associate choreographer of Lincoln Center Theater’s new musical, Flying Over Sunset. She is on faculty at the Colburn School in Los Angeles, and is honored to pass on the incredible history and legacy of tap dance with students around the world.

All shows at Sam First are 21+ (no one under the age of 21 will be permitted)

Show Times: 7:30pm & 9:00pm, and a separate ticket is required for each show.

Refunds are only honored up to 24 hours before the scheduled showtime.

Notice of Recording: Sam First live streams and records all concerts. By entering Sam First, you understand that your image and/or voice might be included in those recordings. Sam First reserves the right to use any photography, video or audio recording taken at this event, without the expressed written permission of those included within the photograph/video.

Tickets

  • 1st set ticket (7:30pm)

    One ticket is good for one set of music only. Student discount code : SAM1STUDENT

    $30.00
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  • 2nd set ticket (9:00pm)

    One ticket is good for one set of music only. Student discount code : SAM1STUDENT

    $30.00
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  • 1st set STREAM ONLY (7:30pm)

    This ticket is for live-streaming only.

    $10.00
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  • 2nd set STREAM ONLY (9:00pm)

    This ticket is for live-streaming only.

    $10.00
    Sale ended

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