When Grammy-nominated Mack Avenue recording artist, composer, and bandleader Tia Fuller picks up her saxophone, something amazing happens. Blending technical brilliance, melodic creativity, and the performing precision drawn from both her academic and stage experience, Fuller is a force to be reckoned with in the worlds of jazz, pop, R&B, and more. Currently, Fuller balances the worlds of performance and education, fulfilling a demanding schedule as both a busy touring and recording artist and a full-time professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
An Established Jazz Musician
Fuller was selected to be a member of the all-female band touring with Grammy-winning pop star Beyoncé. Performing as part of the I AM … Sasha Fierce and Beyoncé Experience World Tour on stages across the globe, Fuller also became a featured soloist on the Beyoncé Experience DVD (Me, Myself and I), I AM Yours I DVD (Wynn Theatre), was the saxophonist for Dorothea Williams (the character voiced by Angela Bassett in Disney’s “Soul”), and also appeared on number of major television shows, including Today Show, Good Morning America, The Oprah Winfrey Show, BET Awards, American Music Awards, Grammy Awards, and as a featured soloist with Beyoncé for President Obama at the White House.
In addition, she has received numerous awards and marks of distinction including, winning JazzTimes Jazz Critics Poll for best alto saxophonist (2018), and Downbeat Critic’s Poll-Rising Star two years in a row in the categories of Soprano Sax in 2014 and Alto Sax and Flute in 2013. In 2018, Fuller was honored with the Benny Golson Award from Howard University; received the Distinguished Alumnae Award as the commencement speaker at the University of Colorado at Boulder; and was appointed as the 2018 Artist-in-Residence at the Monterey Jazz Festival in Monterey, CA.
Get Your Tickets Today
The Folly Theater is excited to welcome Tia Fuller as part of The Folly Jazz Series.
Tickets start at just $25. Buy yours TODAY at follytheater.org/event/tia-fuller/ or call the Folly box office at 816-474-4444
The Folly Jazz Series is underwritten and sponsored by several agencies and corporations, including but not limited to: the Missouri Arts Council, Neighborhood Tourist Development Fund, Theater League, Richard J Stern Foundation for the Arts, Commerce Bank Trustee, 89.3 KCUR, and the Kansas City Marriott.
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