Tia Fuller Quartet

Tia Fuller Quartet

Tia Fuller Quartet

Thursday, May 17, 7:30pm
at YBCA Forum

Tia Fuller

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Tia Fuller Quartet

Touring and recording with superstar Beyoncé has put saxophonist Tia Fuller at the center of the pop music universe, reaching millions of listeners with her concise, beautifully crafted solos. On her own time, the 36-year-old is a rising force on saxophones (both alto and soprano) as well as flute — a savvy bandleader, composer, and arranger who follows in the scorching footsteps of masters like Cannonball Adderley, Jackie McLean and Kenny Garrett. She’s racked up an imposing range of credits, including T.S. Monk, Jon Faddis, Jimmy Heath, Gerald Wilson and Nancy Wilson. The prodigious young trumpeter Sean Jones is a frequent collaborator, appearing on Fuller’s impressive 2005 debut Pillar of Strength and 2007’s Healing Space. As if her performing career wasn’t enough, Fuller is also a devoted educator, lecturing and presenting master classes at music institutions around the world. Featuring an all-female rhythm section, her latest album is Decisive Steps (Mack Avenue), a masterly statement by an artist with a reputation as one of the most important new instrumentalists in jazz.

Artist Personnel

Tia Fuller alto saxophone
Orrin Evans piano
Alexander Toth bass
Ralph Peterson Jr. drums

Artist Website

"Tia Fuller stakes her claim to being one of the finest new musicians on the scene. " — All About Jazz
"Fuller wields a silvery tone and is prone to serpentine improvisations that zig, zag, jab and soar with brisk fluidity. " — JazzTimes