Jazzville, NJ Invites You To Attend A Meetup

Posted by D.A. Gutierrez in Jazz Events, News

February 11th, 2011   1 Comment »

Tia Fuller poses with her saxophone close at hand

Tia Fuller will perform this Sunday at William Paterson University's ongoing Jazz Room Series. PHOTO CREDIT: Raj Najik

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, we invite you to join Jazzville, NJ in sharing your love of New Jersey Jazz. Each month, we attend several events around NJ with a group of dedicated jazz fans, and this month features a special treat:

On Sunday, Feb 13th, we’ll be checking out Tia Fuller’s performance as part of William Paterson University’s Jazz Room Series. Tia is perhaps best known as the sax player in the all-female band which backs R&B sensation Beyonce. When she’s not on tour with the mega-star, she has her feet firmly planted in the jazz world, having released three of her own albums to date.

In two weeks (Sunday, Feb 27th) we’ll be at one of our favorite haunts, the Robin’s Nest in Linden, for their weekly Open Jazz Jam. Anyone can join in with the band, and you never know who will stop by. I’ve heard that Bernard “Pretty” Purdie (who holds the unofficial title of “World’s Most Recorded Drummer”) and David Pastorius (yes, Jaco’s nephew!) dropped in recently for impromptu numbers. We never know where the night will take us, but it’s always an adventure at the Robin’s Nest.

For more info about how to join us for the Tia Fuller performance, click here. If you’d like details on meeting us in two weeks for the Robin’s Nest, click here.

If you can’t make these meetups, but you you’d like to join us for future shows, keep an eye on our Jazzville, NJ Meetup page.

Till then, peace and jazz!

– D.A.

  • Wow! Just wow!nnGot back from the Tia Fuller show a little while ago and all I can say is wow! Pianist (and sister of Tia), Shamie Royston tickled the ivories with a skill unmatched and bassist Luques Curtis attacked his bass with a passion that radiated.nnAnd the drummer, Justin Faulkner? What skill, what energy! Everyone was shocked to hear Tia tell the audience that he is only 20 years old! Mark my words, we are going to be seeing a lot of Justin Faulkner in the near future. That man has a future ahead of him.nnBravo to this skilled and energetic quartet!