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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.
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.
Tia Fuller - alto saxophone
Shamie Royston - piano
Mimi Jones - bass
Rudy Royston - drums