Strathmore Music in the Mansion Presents TIA FULLER QUARTET, Bandleader and Beyoncé side woman makes Strathmore debut with new album Angelic Warrior
Jazz saxophonist Tia Fuller, a member of Beyoncé’s all-female band, brings traditional jazz with an R&B twist to Strathmore’s Mansion for the first time onThursday, November 15, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. The composer, arranger and bandleader will perform songs from her new September 2012 release,Angelic Warrior. For more information or to purchase tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit www.strathmore.org.
Female jazz “lioness” Tia Fuller fronts her jazz outfit The Tia Fuller Quartet and is a member of Beyoncé’s all-female touring band. As part of theI AM…Sasha Fierce and Beyoncé Experience World Tour, Fuller had the unique experience of performing in various venues throughout the U.S., Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. She is a featured soloist on the Beyoncé Experience and I AM Yours DVDs, and has appeared on a number of major television shows, such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today Show, Good Morning America and Total Request Live. She has also appeared on the BET Awards, American Music Awards and the 2010 Grammy Awards. Most recently, she performed as the featured soloist with Beyoncé for President Obama at the White House.
An accomplished performer in her own right, Fuller has recorded three albums with her quartet. The first, Pillar of Strength, received praise for being “an exhilarating work that introduced her as a leader who strives for perfection” (All About Jazz magazine). Her latest release, Angelic Warrior, pairs Fuller with jazz greats Dianne Reeves, John Patitucci, Shamie Royston, Mimi Jones and Rudy Royston.
Fuller can also be seen regularly with a number of bands, including the Ralph Peterson Septet, the T.S. Monk Septet, the Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra, the Rufus Reid Septet, the Sean Jones Quintet, the Nancy Wilson Jazz Orchestra and the Wycliffe Gordan Septet.
Remarked Monarch magazine on Fuller’s music ability, “When Tia Fuller picks up her saxophone, the two become one and something amazing happens as the notes and reverberations of her musical elixir fill the room.”
Tickets: $35 (Stars Price $31.50)