The Tiptons Sax Quartet
Music & Performance
Part of the series JazzPOP: No Bounds

The Tiptons Sax Quartet

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Comprised of four superlative women saxophonist/vocalist/composers based in Washington, New York, and Wisconsin, plus a rotating male drummer, the Tiptons Sax Quartet celebrates its 30th anniversary as a joyfully uncategorizable ensemble this year. Their music is wildly and unapologetically eclectic, and their concerts swing, groove, and sashay through original repertoire influenced by New Orleans jazz, gospel, bluegrass, klezmer and Balkan music. Listen to audio.

Amy Denio, alto saxophone, clarinet, voice
Jessica Lurie, soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, voice
Sue Orfield, tenor saxophone, voice
Tina Richerson, baritone saxophone, voice
Tarik Abouzied, drums


JazzPOP, the Hammer’s creative jazz festival, celebrates its 13th season with three concerts featuring the music of visionary West Coast musician/composers. Expect brilliant improvisation nested in carefully-crafted compositions, and jazz colored with the nuances of contemporary chamber music, and sounds and grooves from across the world.

Organized by San Francisco Bay Area bassist Lisa Mezzacappa.

Attending this program?

Ticketing: This free program is not ticketed.  
Member Benefit:  Hammer members receive reserved seating up until 15 minutes before the start of the program, available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Parking: Parking is available under the museum. Rates are $6 for the first three hours with museum validation, and $3 for each additional 20 minutes, with a $20 daily maximum. There is a $6 flat rate after 6 p.m. on weekdays, and all day on weekends. Cash only. 

All Hammer public programs are free and made possible by a major gift from an anonymous donor.

Generous support is also provided by Susan Bay Nimoy and Leonard Nimoy, Good Works Foundation and Laura Donnelley, The Samuel Goldwyn Foundation, an anonymous donor, and all Hammer members.

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Digital presentation of Hammer public programs is made possible by the Billy and Audrey L. Wilder Foundation.