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The Tiptons Saxophone Quartet

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. An all-women sax quartet (who sing!) from Seattle, New York and points Midwest, with 10 CDs under their belt, touring and playing festivals in Europe and the US for more than 15 years. Each member is a solo artist in her own right. Their dynamic, playful concerts feature high-energy interaction between artists, and a repertoire that touches on soulful music from around the world.


Article: Interview

Jessica Lurie: In It For The Long Haul

Read "Jessica Lurie: In It For The Long Haul" reviewed by Paul Rauch

Jazz music, in all its forms, spread throughout world culture, is deeply embedded in the American experience. It is a culture based phenomena uniquely reflecting that experience in such a personal and expressive way as to embrace the myriad of crosscurrents that express new interpretations of the form. It is deep as the physicality ...


News: Performance / Tour

Tiptons Sax Quartet tours the US West Coast: 9-18 December, 2011

Tiptons Sax Quartet tours the US West Coast: 9-18 December, 2011

Amy Denio: alto sax, clarinet, voice; Jessica Lurie: alto sax, tenor sax, voice; Sue Orfield: tenor sax, voice; Tina Richerson: baritone sax, voice; John Ewing: drums The Tiptons are touring the West Coast in December 2011, enjoying the fabulous company of new drummer John Ewing (Reptet) on board, and playing our usual world-traversing repertoire of music ...

Article: Album Review

The Tiptons Saxophone Quartet: Strange Flower

Read "Strange Flower" reviewed by AAJ Italy Staff

Se incontrate il batterista Chris Stromquist al bar, dopo un concerto con le quattro indiavolate saxofoniste che hanno voluto prendere ispirazione per il loro gruppo da Billy Tipton, non ditegli “Beato fra le donne". Potrebbe uccidervi. Le quattro ragazze infatti lo spingono verso territori molteplici, sempre 'on the edge,' sempre con la giusta curiosità e il ...


News: Performance / Tour

The Tiptons Saxophone Quartet, Northeast/Midwest Tour, April 16-25, 2008

The Tiptons Saxophone Quartet, Northeast/Midwest Tour, April 16-25, 2008

THE TIPTONS are a sax quartet with drums, based in New York and Seattle. The group features Jessica Lurie and Amy Denio, original members and lead composers of the internationally renowned Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet (BTMSQ), along with Sue Orfield, Tina Richerson and special guest drummer Chris Stromquist. The TIPTONS are an active internationally touring ...


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