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Tia Fuller with the George Caldwell Quartet

Friday, September 24, 2021 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$10 – $30


$30 General Admission; $20 Burchfield Penney and Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Society Members, $10 students (with ID).

Purchase tickets online at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/coltrane-tia-fuller-tickets-169129182939

Note that member-priced tickets must be purchased by phone at 716-878-6011 during museum hours of operation, Thursday 10 – 4, Friday 10 AM – 7 PM, Saturday 10 AM – 7 PM and Sunday noon – 4 PM. or on site at the Burchfield Penney.

Opening Performance: Love Supreme School of Music Faculty Band – Marcus Lolo (pianist), Dalton Sharp (saxophone), Jacob Jay (trumpet), Nathaniel Cadet (Drums), Sehrea Brown (vocalist); Love Supreme School Of Music Jazz Band Ensemble

Headliner: Tia Fuller with the George Caldwell Quartet

When Grammy-nominated composer, and bandleader Tia Fuller picks up her saxophone, something amazing happens. Blending technical brilliance, melodic creativity, and the performing precision drawn from both her academic and stage experience, Fuller is a force to be reckoned with in the worlds of jazz, pop, R&B, and more. Currently, Fuller balances the worlds of performance and education, fulfilling a demanding schedule as both a busy touring and recording artist and a full-time professor at the Berklee College of Music in Boston.

An accomplished solo artist in her own right, Fuller has recorded five full-length projects with her quartet. Her most recent album, Diamond Cut, received a Grammy nomination in the Best Instrumental Jazz category.

In addition, she has received numerous awards and marks of distinction including, winning JazzTimes Jazz Critics Poll for best alto saxophonist (2018), and Downbeat Critic’s Poll-Rising Star two years in a row in the categories of Soprano Sax in 2014 and Alto Sax and Flute in 2013.

In 2018, Fuller was honored with the Benny Golson Award from Howard University; received the Distinguished Alumnae Award as the commencement speaker at the University of Colorado at Boulder; and was appointed as the 2018 Artist-in-Residence at the Monterey Jazz Festival in Monterey, CA.

George Caldwell

Caldwell is A fully tenured jazz piano legend who has served with the Count Basie Orchestra, the Duke Ellington Orchestra, as a sideman extraordinaire, and as leader of his own ensembles. Renowned as performer, composer, band leader and teacher, Caldwell presided over the ivory 88s for the Basie Orchestra when the group won a “Best Large Jazz Ensemble Performance” Grammy in 1996. He’s one of the pre-eminent swing players in modern jazz and instrumental in co-organizing the annual Coltrane celebration at the Burchfield Penney.

Coltrane 2021 is co-presented by the Pappy Martin Legacy Jazz Collective and Burchfield Penney Art Center at SUNY Buffalo State with the generous support of the Cullen Foundation.


Burchfield Penney Art Center
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14222 United States
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