The Tiptons Saxophone Quartet


March 10, 2023    
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


1017 Marine Drive, Astoria, OR, 97103, Clatsop County

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KALA Performance Space presents THE TIPTONS SAXOPHONE QUARTET & DRUMS, on Friday March 10, at 7:30pm. The Tiptons are an internationally renowned all-female saxophone quartet with drums, celebrating over 30 years as a band.

The Tiptons’ material ranges from micro-Big Band to Gospel, Bluegrass to Balkan, whimsical Chamber Jazz, and nocturnal Funk to Free Jazz Improvisation using saxophones, clarinet, their voices, drums, and inventive percussion to create a genre-busting ‘world soul’ sound. The band takes its name in honor of Billy Tipton, a female-born saxophonist who lived their life as a man in the 20th century to realize their dreams as a professional musician.

The Tiptons have released 13 CDs on labels such as Knitting Factory, New World Records, No Man’s Land and Stockfisch, as well as their own label, Zipa! / Spoot / Sowiesound. Their engaging sound reaches the deepest corners of our musical imaginations with saxophones, clarinet, voice, and drums. On their newest CD ‘COOKBOOK’ (2017), The Tiptons take ingredients from their boundless pantries and spice racks, using flavors inspired by music from New Orleans to Azerbaijan, mixed with tangos, hymns and rollicking sea shanties. You will be entertained by funky grooves and ironic recipes, dynamic improvisations and tasty compositions. COOKBOOK was recorded in Salzburg, Austria, mixed and mastered in Seattle, WA, and is commercially available worldwide on CD and by digital download.

Amy Denio (alto sax, clarinet, voice) is joined by co-leader Jessica Lurie (soprano/alto/tenor sax, voice), Sue Orfield (tenor sax, voice), Tina Richerson (baritone sax, voice) and Xavier Lecouturier, rising jazz artist (drums, percussion) from Seattle.

Tickets online are held at the door. Doors open 7pm. Cocktails! 1017 Marine Drive in Astoria. 503.338.4878

7:30PM KALA Performance Space
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