If you love sax, then you’ll want to not let anything stop you from attending The Tiptons Sax Quartet and Drums performance at the Chapel Performance Space at the Good Shepard Center. The show is at 8pm and it’s a suggested donation of $15 at the door.
With this much sax, you can get really deep into that tone. The Tiptons are on tour to support their album Strange Flower. The show should prove to be entirely awesome. They also sing. Amazingly. Here’s a bit of their story from their Myspace Page:
BTMSQ was originally founded in 1988, 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. With a repertoire that ranges 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.
They have a soulfulness, and an inventiveness, and what they do with their recordings suggests great things from a live show. Best attend.