Bunny Briggs was often soft spoken, that is until you began to talk about tap dancing. How it should be done; who was better; talking about the music. All these topics would fuel the conversation with emotion from the experiences of almost 80 years of dancing alongside some of the most famous musicians of his time. Bunny started dancing as a child, and would go on to become known as “Duke’s Dancer”performing often with the Ellington Orchestra, among his many other musical collaborators.
In light of Bunny’s passing on November 15th, there has been an outpouring of love and support on social media as well as remembrances on various websites, including the New York Times and the Wall Street Journal For those in the Las Vegas area, you are invited to celebrate his life in person at a memorial service this Friday.
Bunny Briggs Memorial Service on Friday December 12th, 2014
Visitation from 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 noon.
Funeral Mass Service from 12:00 noon. -1:30 p.m. approximately
Service to be held at:
Saint Francis of Assisi
Roman Catholic Church
2300 Sunridge Heights Parkway
Henderson, NV 89052
Burial immediately following services:
Palm Eastern Mortuary (Dignity Memorial)
7600 S Eastern Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada 89123
Celebration/Reception following the burial.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Bunny Briggs Memorial Fund, c/o Tap Legacy Foundation, 138 W 25th Street, 10th Floor, New York, NY 10001. (Make checks payable to Tap Legacy Foundation – be sure to write Bunny Briggs Memorial Fund in the memo).
It is our honor to establish and coordinate the Bunny Briggs Memorial Fund, on behalf of the family, to help ensure that Bunny is laid to rest and his life celebrated with dignity and in line with his last wishes.
Bunny Briggs has left us, but he has left much for us.
Photo Credit: Karen Zebulon