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The Tiptons
The Arcata Playhouse
Arcata, CA
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The Tiptons
The Tiptons Sax Quartet cover genres from micro-big band, gospel, bluegrass, and Balkan to whimsical jazz and
nocturnal funk. The Tiptons have been touring Eurrope and the US since  1993 and have released 10 recordings. the Tiptons Sax Quartet are:

Amy Denio Seattle resident is a founding member of the Tiptons, and is a composer, singer, multi-instrumentalist, audio engineer, and
international collaborator. She started her own label, Spoot Music, in 1986. Her main instruments are voice, accordion, saxophones, clarinet, electric guitar,
and bass, and she makes field recordings. She has collaborated with musicians and artists from Europe, Japan, India, and throughout North America.

In 1997 she received a Bessie Award for her work with David Dorfman. Her music has been performed at the Venice Biennale in Italy, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music,
Carnegie Hall in New York, and The Ethical Society in Philadelphia.

Jessica Lurie Jessica Lurie is an internationally renowned composer, performance artist, and woodwind-er, originally hailing from Seattle and now living in New York.
She joined the Tiptons in 1992. She also performs with and composes for her own groups: The Jessica Lurie Ensemble (JLE), The Living Daylights Trio (Seattle),
latin funk group La Buya (NYC) and the balkan brass band The Zagnuts (NYC). Lurie started her own music label Zipa!Music in 2000.

She has collaborated in a wide range of musical styles and multi-media projects with international artists such as Bill Frisell, The Indigo Girls, Nels Cline'
Her projects have received support from CEC Artslink, The National Performance Network, Arts International, Artist Trust, the Seattle, King County and
Washington State Arts Commissions among others

Tina Richerson Tina has been a member of the Tiptons since 2004. She is a composer and arranger for her self titled Jazz Quintet, and works as a music teache and
free lance musician in Brooklyn, New York. She is the Overall Instrumental Soloist Winner from the 1997 Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival at the University of Idaho,
where she attained her Bachelor's of Music. Tina attained her Master of Music from the University of Washington in Seattle, where she met up with the Tiptons.
Ms Richerson was the first female to perform and record live with the Seattle Jazz Repertory Orchestra. Tina has also Performs in New York with the Circus Amok Band,
and singer songwriter Erin McKeown


plays the tenor saxophone with the whimsy of Sonny Rollins, the passion of Kurt Cobain, the soul of Bill Withers, and the joy of Ella Fitzgerald. Along with a
compelling mastery of her instrument, Sue brings to the stage a powerful presence and joy of all things musical. Sue has played with many musical greats over
the years, including Bo Diddley, Bobby McFerrin, The Indigo Girls, Ann Wilson (Heart), Dizzy Gillespie, Ivan Neville, Jo Dee Messina, and more.
Sue was voted "Best Horn" by the Washington Blues Society for the years 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, and 2004.

"The Tiptons are one of my very favorite bands these days. Beautiful arrangements that are both funky and swinging, amazing solos,
and, increasingly, incredibly beautiful vocalizing. They range far over the map in terms of their interests, but wherever they alight,
there's something moving, strange, beautiful, and new. No one else surprises me as much and with such stunning musicality."
Rick Moody, author of The Ice Storm


The Arcata Playhouse (View)
1251 9th Street
Arcata, CA 95521
United States


Music > Americana

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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