TIPTONS SAXOPHONE QUARTET AND DRUMS & Real Vocal String Quartet
TIPTONS SAXOPHONE QUARTET AND DRUMS
Based in New York and Seattle, the Tiptons perform original compositions and arrangements of world music on saxes, clarinet, voices and drums/percussion. With concerts that cover musical territory 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. Their dynamic, playful concerts feature high-energy interaction between members, and a repertoire that touches on soulful music from around the world.
Originally called Billy Tipton Memorial Sax Quartet, they have since shortened their name and expanded their repertoire. BTMSQ was named in honor of big band saxophonist and pianist Billy Tipton, following the post-mortem revelation that Tipton was actually a woman who lived as a man for more than 50 years. Many believe that this allowed Tipton to pursue a career in the male-dominated world of jazz. Not to be bound by convention, the Tiptons similarly do their own thing.
Amy Denio: alto sax, clarinet, voice
Jessica Lurie: alto & tenor sax, voice
Sue Orfield: tenor sax, voice
Tina Richerson: baritone sax, voice
Robert Kainar: drums
REAL VOCAL STRING QUARTET
A string quartet, a string band, a woman's vocal quartet, a jaw-dropping improvising world-music collective.pick a box and Real Vocal String Quartet will think outside it, with style. RVSQ's simultaneous singing and stringing may just be the perfect combination for straddling musical worlds. RVSQ plays original songs and unique arrangements that pay tribute to music from Appalachia to Kenya to Brazil, incorporating sparkling improvisation that impresses and moves.
Irene Sazer, violin and voice
Alisa Rose, violin and voice
Dina Maccabee, viola and voice
Jessica Ivry, cello and voice
Subterranean Arthouse (View)
2179 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704