Tia Fuller and Healing Space
Thursday, Jul 31, 2008 7:30 PM PDT
Stanford University Campbell Recital Hall, Palo Alto, CA
"From the first notes to the last, Fuller holds your attention and never lets go. If you've been waiting for a versatile, creative voice on alto saxophone, soprano, and flute, your wait is over...Fuller delivers with this wonderful recording." - Jon Faddis
Everyone needs an oasis of peace in our modern world. Alto saxophonist Tia Fuller says she wants listeners to find that sanctuary in her music and find the strength and inspiration "to relentlessly press toward a breakthrough into the next level." From surging post-bop to sophisticated, R&B-influenced ballads, Fuller's music offers plenty to inspire and delight. On her most recent album, Healing Space, Tia's quartet and special guests perform ten original tunes with heartfelt conviction and passion. With a firm belief in the power of music to give comfort and solace, Tia dedicated two compositions, Katrina's Prayer and Katrina's Lullaby, to those affected by the hurricane and its aftermath. Growing up in a musical family in Colorado, Tia played piano from an early age and took up flute and alto saxophone as a teenager. After earning a master's degree in jazz pedagogy and performance, she moved to New York and has played with such luminaries as Nancy Wilson, Ralph Peterson, Jr., Don Byron, and R&B superstar Beyoncé Knowles, in addition to leading her own groups.