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Saxophonist Tia Fuller performs with the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra this weekend

Jerris Madison
courtesy of the artist
Saxophonist Tia Fuller

The Grammy-nominated saxophonist appears with SRJO on Saturday night at the Nordstrom Recital Hall at Benaroya and on Sunday afternoon at the Kirkland Performance Center to play music from her album "Diamond Cut" and more.

Denver native Tia Fuller is a busy touring and recording artist and a full-time professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

Fuller's quartet has performed around the world, including Angola, Croatia, South Africa, The Netherlands, Italy, Scotland, and all over the United States.

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She has appeared with drummer Terri Lyne Carrington's Grammy-winning "Mosaic Project" and "Money Jungle: Provocative in Blue"; served as assistant musical director for Esperanza Spalding’s Radio Music Society tour; and recorded and toured with Dianne Reeves for her Grammy-winning "Beautiful Life" album.

Fuller toured the world in Beyoncé's all-women band, and performed a concert for President Barack Obama at the White House. Her appearances on television include the Today Show, Good Morning America, Oprah, and the Grammy Awards.

In 2019, Fuller became the second woman to earn a Grammy nomination for best jazz instrumental album, for "Diamond Cut."

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Most recently, Fuller provided the saxophone music for the character Dorthea Williams, the jazz bandleader in the Disney-Pixar film "Soul."
Fuller hopes that “Soul” will inspire a younger generation, and girls in particular, to take an interest in jazz.

Find more information and tickets for this weekend's SRJO shows with Tia Fuller here.

Originally from Detroit, Robin Lloyd has been presenting jazz, blues and Latin jazz on public radio for nearly 40 years. She's a member of the Jazz Education Network and the Jazz Journalists Association.