Fri April 19, 2013
Tia Fuller celebrates 'Angelic Warrior' within
Fontana Chamber Arts will feature one of today's young jazz stars tomorrow night. Tia Fuller is balancing careers as a professor of music at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, as a hired soloist for Beyonce's touring group, and as bandleader, composer, and recording artist.
She grew up in a family of jazz musicians, studied classical piano and flute, and, like her older sister, eventually chose jazz as her profession. She introduces tomorrow night's lineup, and outlines the different requirements of touring with her own project and touring as featured saxophonist in pop artist Beyonce's ensemble. Angelic Warrior is her fourth solo album. It features performances by her sister, pianist Shamie Royston, and her brother-in-law, drummer Rudy Royston.