NEWPORT FESTIVALS WORKSHOPS

Free educational workshops taught by festival musicians.

UPCOMMING WORKSHOPS

WEDNESDAY – 2/28, 2:45 – 5pm, Salve Regina, Angelus Hall

Tia Fuller – Female Leaders of Jazz

Please note: This workshop is only open to high school and college students. 

Internationally acclaimed saxophonist and jazz educator, Tia Fuller, presents an in-depth and interactive presentation on key women figureheads in jazz music, dating back to the early 20th century through the present. She will explore elements of how these women shaped and defined what we call jazz, touching on their contributions that influenced every musical configuration; vocals, big band, small ensembles, etc. Q&A will take place after the presentation

About the artist: 
 
Tia Fuller is an American saxophonist, composer and educator. She is a member of the all female band touring with Beyonce. She was a featured jazz musician in the Disney movie Soul as Dorothea Williams. Tia Fuller teaches at Berklee in the ensemble department. She continues to compose and perform around the world with her own ensembles and the likes of some of the biggest names in jazz including Esperanza Spaulding, Terri Lynn Carrington, and Sean Jones.

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