Thursday, March 9, 2023 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Tiptons Sax Quartet and Drums perform at the Jazz Station in Eugene OR

All-women sax quartet & drums playing jazz, blues and world music (bluegrass, klezmer, yodeling, Italian tarantellas, etc).

  • Amy Denio alto sax, clarinet, voice
  • Jessica Lurie soprano, alto, tenor sax, voice
  • Sue Orfield tenor sax, voice
  • Tina Richerson baritone sax, voice
  • Xavier Lecouturier drums

THE TIPTONS SAXOPHONE QUARTET & DRUMS are an internationally renowned all-female saxophone quartet with drums, celebrating over 30 years as a band. Amy Denio (alto sax, clarinet, voice) is joined by co-leader Jessica Lurie (soprano/alto/tenor sax, voice), Sue Orfield (tenor sax, voice), Tina Richerson (baritone sax, voice) and Xavier Lecouturier 
(drums, percussion) from Seattle.

The Tiptons' material ranges from micro-Big Band to Gospel, Bluegrass to Balkan, whimsical Chamber Jazz, and nocturnal Funk to Free Jazz Improvisation using saxophones, clarinet, their voices, drums, and inventive percussion to create a genre-busting ‘world soul’ sound. The band takes its name in honor of Billy Tipton, a female-born saxophonist who lived their life as a man in the 20th century to realize their dreams as a professional musician.


March 9, 2023
7:30 pm to 10:00 pm


124 W Broadway
Eugene, 97401