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.