Tia Fuller for the Musician's Show

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm

Tune in to the Musician's Show on Wednesday, March 22, from 6:00-9:00 PM EST for a pre-recorded interview with saxophonist, composer, and educator Tia Fuller, accompanied by music Fuller has recorded herself and/or found inspiration from.

Now a Mack Avenue recording artist and full-time professor at Berklee School of Music, Fuller received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Spelman College in Atlanta, GA and Master’s degree in Jazz Pedagogy and Performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has toured with Terri Lyne Carrington’s Grammy-winning “mosaic” Project and Money Jungle “Provocative in Blue”; Esperanza Spalding’s Radio Music Society tour; and Dianne Reeves’ Beautiful Life tour. She has also performed with luminaries including Ralph Peterson Septet, Rufus Reid Quintet, Geri Allen, the Nancy Wilson Jazz Orchestra, Wycliffe Gordon Septet, Jon Faddis Jazz Orchestra, Chaka Khan, Ledisi, Kelly Rowland, Jay Z, Jill Scott, Patti LaBelle, Nona Hendryx, Sheila E, Valerie Simpson, Dionne Warwick, Janelle Monae, Patrice Rushen, Erykah Badu and Aretha Franklin. In 2006, she was selected to be a member of an all-female band touring with Beyoncé.

Fuller has also released albums of her own. The first, Pillar of Strength (2005/Wambui), received praise as being “an exhilarating work that introduced her as a leader who strives for perfection” (Terrell Holmes, All About Jazz Magazine). Her sophomore release, Healing Space (2007/Mack Avenue), is an offering of “melodic medicine” and healing agent. Fuller released her third CD Decisive Steps, March 16, 2010, 2nd under the Mack Avenue label, which received the #1 Jazz Week rating for two weeks straight, #3 in JET magazines top jazz cd’s, and nominated for Best Jazz Album for JazzWeek. And in 2012, she released her fourth album, Angelic Warrior, which received praise from Wall Street Journal, New York Times and numerous jazz publications. Fuller’s quartet has performed world-wide, including in Angola, Croatia, South Africa, North Sea, Umbria, Edinburgh jazz festivals, and the Lincoln Center’s: Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.