Two All-Female Sax Quartets: The Tiptons & The Quadraphonnes
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The last date listed for The Tiptons & The Quadraphonnes was Sunday December 18, 2011 / 7:00pm.
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Based in New York, Seattle, and Eau Claire, WI, the Tiptons perform original compositions and arrangements of world music on saxes, clarinet, voices and drums/percussion. With concerts that cover musical territory 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.
The Quadraphonnes are a saxophone quartet based in Portland, Oregon. They perform a blend of traditional and modern jazz tunes, modern rock/pop/funk songs, chamber pieces – ranging from baroque to contemporary, and up-and-coming arrangements of original tunes. Currently they perform in clubs around Portland, as well as presenting educational concerts in local schools and performing classical recitals. The Quadraphonnes have been featured on local radio stations KMHD 89.1 and 91.5 KBOO, at the Portland Jazz Festival, Mt Hood Jazz Festival, Portland International Film Festival, North American Saxophone Alliance, Portland Blues Festival, Portland Rose Festival, as well as guest spots with Candye Kane, the Mambo Queens, Felina’s Arrow, Voodoo BBQ and they comprise most of the sax section for The Lily Wilde Orchestra. The Quadraphonnes also incorporate rhythm section on select performances with Leah Hinchcliff on bass, Ward Griffiths on drums and Brandy Keehn on percussion. All members have their degrees in music and perform and teach regularly in the Portland area.
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