Tap into Your Heart featuring Solomon Jaye

Friday, Feb 14, 2025
at 7:00pm
  On Sale to Members Only

His Elektro Tap dancing brings the classic art of tap dancing into the 21st century. He has a unique fusion of original and classic R&B/Soul music, astonishing acrobatics, accomplished guitar playing, and the vocal flair of Marvin Gaye and Bruno Mars, combined with the movement of Sammy Davis Jr. and James Brown. He is a force of nature and he is Solomon Jaye.

A Houston, Texas native, Jaye studied voice and musical theater at Oklahoma City University. He trained in tap dance under Heather Cornell, director of the Manhattan Tap Ensemble and the late Robert Reed, founder of the Robert Reed St. Louis Tap Festival. He developed his distinct vocal style as the lead vocalist for the jazz quintet, 23rd St. He applied his versatile training as a jazz and hip-hop dancer and acrobat for Fusion Dance Company and is a founding member of the vocal group, The Edge Effect.

Jaye has written, recorded and captivated audiences in the United States and internationally with Pentatonix, Jessie J., Robin Thicke, Lyric favorite Mindi Abair, and Broadway stars Shoshana Bean and Alyssa Fox. He is a member of ASCAP and a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. He has been a headliner for major corporations and cruise lines including Royal Caribbean, Princess, Celebrity, and Disney. Currently based in Orlando, he has performed in concert at the Florida Music Festival, and SunFest. He has also performed in Las Vegas at the Palms, Rio, and Gibson Showrooms.

In an interview with Exposed Vocals, Jaye was asked what he would be doing if he weren’t making music. “If I wasn’t making music, I probably would have ended up a breakdancing politician, and that’s just a bizarre thought in itself,” he said. “At this point, the backup plans for my backup plans involve music.”

Good choice. A politician is easy to find. An accomplished musician with tremendous stage presence is rare, indeed.