"The Tiptons blow up a mess of Balkan, Second Line, and carnivalesque lines, joyful, wry, and well-traveled … a hard blowing, rhythm-driven bunch of reeds." Mark Fefer, The Stranger
"A concert by the Tiptons is always an invigorating event … A truly unique phenomenon, … they shock their audiences: funny, sharp and innovative, they lead where you do not expect to go, generously bringing us amazing songs, a soulful music, popular and demanding, very accessible and danceable.” songkick.org,FR
THE TIPTONS are an internationally renowned all-female saxophone quartet with drums co-founded by Amy Denio in 1988, and celebrating their 30th anniversary as a sax quartet in 2018! The members are based in Seattle, New York, and Eau Claire. Their name honors Billy Tipton, a woman saxophonist posing as a man in the 20th C. Their ‘world soul’ genre-busting sound ranges from micro-Big Band to Gospel, Bluegrass to Balkan, whimsical Jazz to Nocturnal Funk to Free Jazz. The Tiptons’ dynamic, playful performances feature high-energy interaction between these virtuosic musicians and their audiences. Their solid instrumental and vocal talent is forged from over 20 years of collaboration, creating some of the freshest sounds on the jazz/world/pop music scene today. The Tiptons Saxophone Quartet & Drums present their new album COOKBOOK! The Tiptons’ 11th audio release spans a wide range of genres and reaches to the deepest corners of our musical imaginations with saxophones, clarinet, voice, and drums....