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.
The Community Folk Art Center in Syracuse has been an established cultural epicenter of Central New York since its founding in 1972. This Friday evening, the CFAC is opening its doors and offering the community a chance to engage with and support its mission. In partnership with Syracuse Public Media WAER, the Folk Art Center is hosting An Evening of Jazz and Wine Tasting to wrap-up a month-long celebration of jazz appreciation. The event will feature the well-known talent of the locally based Latin American band, Grupo Pagan.
In preparing for her upcoming Syracuse performance, saxophonist Tia Fuller spoke with afternoon jazz host and WAER Music Director Eric Cohen. Eric believes that you can learn a lot about an artist by " asking a series of random questions to get a feel for what they are all about."
Take a listen and see if there are any "ah ha" moments for you.
Tia Fuller performs with her quartet in Syracuse Sunday April 28th at 3:00 PM at the Palace Theatre in Eastwood. The program is the culmination of a month-long celebration of Jazz Appreciation.