Reggidency: A Reggie Watts Series


SF Sketchfest and Another Planet Entertainment present
Reggidency: A Reggie Watts Series
Part 1: Reggie Watts + The Amy O’Neal Dance Crew: Movement and Music
Part 2: Reggie Watts + Michael Winslow: Sound Effects Summit
Part 3: Reggie Watts + Robert Glasper: The Rematch, with special guest Chris Dave

Part 1: Reggie Watts + The Amy O’Neal Dance Crew: Movement & Music
Reggie Watts, internationally renowned vocalist/ beatboxer/ musician/ comedian/ improvisor, amazes audiences with his unpredictable performances, which are created on-the-spot using only his formidable voice and looping pedals. Blending and blurring the lines between comedy and music with his unique lyrical style, LA Weekly calls Reggie ”the most wildly inventive new talent of the past five years.”

Amy O’Neal is a Seattle based choreographer, dancer, performer and dance educator. She makes dance centered work for the stage, film, music videos, and special events, sometimes using the name AmyO/tinyrage or Amy O’Neal Dance Crew. Since 2002, she has frequently collaborated with Reggie Watts on live events and music videos.

Join Reggie and Amy and her Crew for a one-of-a-kind collaboration of dance, music and comedy.

Part 2: Reggie Watts + Michael Winslow: Sound Effects Summit
Michael Winslow, a master of vocal gymnastics and the co-star of the Police Academy series of films, can imitate over 1,000 sound effects using his voice alone. Whether he is recreating the frenzy of Jimi Hendrix playing the guitar, or the roar of a jet plane, his talent is truly remarkable and his versatility admirable and enjoyable for all ages!

Don’t miss the first time meeting of two sound effects masters as they collaborate and perform solo pieces.

Part 3: Reggie Watts + Robert Glasper; The Rematch, with special guest Chris Dave
Keyboardist Robert Glasper’s landmark 2012 album Black Radio (recently nominated for two Grammy Awards) boldly stakes out new musical territory and transcends any notion of genre, drawing from jazz, hip-hop, R&B and rock, but refusing to be pinned down by any one tag. The Los Angeles Times once wrote that “it’s a short list of jazz pianists who have the wherewithal to drop a J Dilla reference into a Thelonious Monk cover, but not many jazz pianists are Robert Glasper.”

Reggie and Robert reunite after a wildly successful debut collaboration at the 2012 SF Sketchfest, where they improvised an entire set of music and comedy with no preconceived notions or rehearsal. This time they’ll make it a trio, adding drummer Chris “Daddy” Dave, whom Questlove calls “probably the most dangerous drummer alive. He is totally reinventing just what you can do with drums.”

PERFORMANCE INFO:

Reggidency Part 1
Sunday, January 27th, 8pm, Marines’ Memorial Theatre

Reggidency Part 2
Monday, January 28th, 8pm, The Independent

Reggidency Part 3
Tuesday, January 29th, 8pm, Mezzanine

Co-presented by IFC and Noise Pop