Tiptons Tour Europe w/ J. Smart


The Tiptons by Thomas Dumont
The ever fabulous Tiptons Sax Quartet embarks on a European tour starting May 16 in Germany. Amy Denio (alto sax, voice), Jessica Lurie (alto & tenor sax, voice), Sue Orfield (tenor sax, voice) and Tina Richerson (baritone sax, voice) will be joined by superlative inducing ex-Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey percussionist Jason Smart.

The Tiptons were formed in 1988 and originally called the Billy Tipton Memorial Sax Quartet, named in honor of big band saxophonist and pianist Billy Tipton, following the post-mortem revelation that Tipton was actually a woman who lived as a man for more than 50 years. Many believe that this allowed Tipton to pursue a career in the male-dominated world of jazz Not to be bound by convention, The Tiptons similarly do their own thing. With a repertoire that ranges from New Orleans second-line to jazz, Afro-Cuban to Balkan, klezmer and beyond, The Tiptons create some of the wildest sounds ever to come out of a sax quartet. Their dynamic, playful concerts feature high-energy interaction between members, and a repertoire that touches on soulful music from around the world.

Tour Dates
May, 16 2008 08:00 PM – Weberhaus – Viersen
May, 17 2008 08:00 PM - Enercity Expo Café – Hannover
May, 18 2008 08:00 PM – Pfarrscheune – Delitzsch
May, 19 2008 08:00 PM - Festival (t.b.c.) – Goerlitz
May, 20 2008 08:00 PM – Club B-flat – Berlin
May, 21 2008 08:00 PM – Klostergalerie – Zehdenick
May, 22 2008 08:00 PM – Schlachthof – Kassel
May, 24 2008 08:00 PM - Alter Bahnhof (Gottingen) - Kalefeld-Echte
May, 25 2008 08:00 PM – Spitalkeller – Offenburg
May, 26 2008 08:00 PM – Birdland – Vienna
May, 28 2008 08:00 PM – Smaragd – Linz
May, 30 2008 08:00 PM - TAKTLOS Festival (Rotefabrik) – Zurich
May, 31 2008 08:00 PM – Nexus - Saalfelden
June, 2 2008 08:00 PM - Tiptons @ Cabahia - Pula


[Published on: 4/28/08]

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Conjugal Burning starstarstarstarstar Mon 4/28/2008 07:18AM
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Conjugal Burning

This sounds sweet... J Smart is a cool dude always willing to chill. they should bring this sexy sax shit to the states

daveapaug Mon 4/28/2008 10:23AM
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There I go, thinking this was an article on Glen Tipton from Judas Priest, and being that cross-dressing is sorta up their alley, in a way it was... LOL Seriously though, this does sound sweet....