Sonya Jason -- saxophones; Frank Martin -- keyboards; Tommy Bradford -- drums; Sam Bevan -- electric bass; Ken Harrill -- electric guitar
Saxophonist Sonya Jason's TIGRESS band celebrates the innovative jazz fusion artists of the '70s and '80s, performing the music of David Sanborn, Yellowjackets, Grover Washington Jr., Spyro Gyra, Chuck Mangione, George Benson, Gato Barbieri, Michael Brecker, The Crusaders, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, and others. "For those of you who appreciate people who play their butts off, Sonya Jason smashes all hot-sax-diva stereotypes with her sophisticated repertoire and dignified presentation." (BUZZ Magazine, the Talk of Los Angeles)
Yamaha artist, Sonya Jason, graduated summa cum laude from acclaimed Berklee College of Music in Boston. Winner of ASCAP's Popular Music Award in Composition, she has released three CD's as solo artist and contributed her saxophone sound to more than three dozen additional recordings. Sonya has led her own bands in thousands of live performances. Playing for the King of Thailand was just one of more than 50 music festival appearances around the world. She's performed or recorded with the Yellowjacket's bassist Jimmy Haslip, smooth jazz guitarist Grant Geissman, the funky Brothers Johnson, and big band trumpeter Ray Anthony, to name a few. Legendary saxophonist Phil Woods said of Sonya, "The lady can play! Emotion and fire well-tempered by a sensitive, warm approach. And she's funky as hell!"
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