Centrum is excited to welcome saxophonist Tia Fuller to the artist/faculty of the 2017 Jazz Port Townsend Workshop.
When Tia picks up her sax to play, something amazing happens as the reverberations of her musical elixir fill the room. Balancing both worlds of performance and education, it is understood why this touring artist and full-time professor at the Berklee School of Music, has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from Superman College in Atlanta, GA, and Master’s degree in Jazz Pedagogy and Performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder, was selected to be a member of the all-female band touring with R&B star, Beyoncé.
Fuller was part of the I AM… Sasha Fierce and Beyoncé Experience World Tour, where she played in various venues throughout the US, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. She is a featured soloist on the Beyoncé Experience DVD (Me, Myself and I), I AM Yours DVD (Wynn Theatre) and also appeared on a number of major television shows, such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today Show, Good Morning America, BET Awards, American Music Awards and Total Request Live, and the 2010 Grammy Awards, As well as having performed as the featured soloist with Beyoncé for President Obama at the White House.
An accomplished performer in her own right, Tia has recorded three CDs with the Tia Fuller Quartet.
Tia Fuller photo by Keith Major