When the recorded audio introduction explaining the meaning of Angelic Warrior started, you knew that it was going to be a special performance. Tia Fuller's grand entrance from the back of the house to the stage set the scene for an evening of high energy jazz improvisation that left the audience wanting more. Weaving story-telling, audience engagement and energetic performances, Fuller and her band delivered a polished product worthy of closing out a special month dedicated to the preservation of jazz as an American art form.
While Fuller's name adorns the marquee, her sister Shamie Royston amazed the crowd with a string of piano solos that were as good as you'll get in jazz today. The sisters were joined by Mimi Jones on bass and E.J. Strickland on drums. Visit the WAER You Tube channel for a video image montage of her April 28th performance.