Tia Fuller appeared at the inaugural Palm Springs Women’s Jazz Festival in 2013. She is a top talent saxophonist in jazz and regularly performs as part of a powerful all female jazz quartet that includes Grammy winners Terri Lyne Carrington on drums and Esperanza Spalding on bass. She is also a member of Beyonce’s all-female touring band. She is one of the most dynamic female sax players on the scene today. In her performances you can clearly hear the influences of the old-school greats like Charlie Parker. Her current CD is called Decisive Steps.

Here she leads a quartet at the University of California at Davis with the remarkable Mimi Jones, in the background on bass.