Robin Tufts, Retiring Past President, Dancers’ Studio West
Robin Tufts is a drummer, percussionist and dance accompanist who is active in the Calgary jazz community, playing with his own Trio Velocity as well as many others. As an accompanist, Tufts has worked for Dancers’ Studio West, Alberta Ballet and Decidedly Jazz Dance and has led the accompanist group for the dance program at the University of Calgary for 20 years. His recent exploration of improvised music has led to a series of house concerts and CDs, Music for Soup, featuring spontaneous duets with some of Calgary’s finest improvisers. Tufts is retiring from the Board of Directors of Dancers’ Studio West after seven highly active years including two terms as President.