Sax player for Beyoncé among Bucknell jazz show performers
LEWISBURG - The Weis Center for the Performing Arts at Bucknell University will present three new jazz shows as part of the spring 2013 Janet Weis Jazz Series. All events are free and open to the public.
Cécile McLorin Salvant will perform at 7:30 p.m. Jan. 30 in the Weis Center lobby. Salvant, who recently turned 23, performs unique interpretations of unknown and scarcely recorded jazz and blues compositions.
In 2009, after a series of concerts in Paris, she recorded her first album "Cécile," with Jean-François Bonnel's Paris Quintet. She enjoys popularity in Europe and in the United States, performing in clubs, concert halls and festivals.
Marianne Solivan Quartet will perform at 7:30 Feb. 20 in the Weis Center lobby.
Quickly becoming one of the most buzzed about jazz singers on the New York scene, Marianne Solivan does not remember an "ah-ha" moment that brought her to the music she has devoted herself to.
"I don't recall having a big moment that made me like jazz. I just dug it." said Solivan.
Her album, "Prisoner of Love," received four stars in Downbeat Magazine's September 2012 issue.
Tia Fuller Quartet will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 27 at the Campus Theatre, as part of Lewisburg's Celebration of the Arts.
Tia Fuller, perhaps best known as the saxophone player for R&B star Beyoncé, is an accomplished performer in her own right. She has recorded three CDs with her quartet.
As part of Beyoncé's I AM..Sasha Fierce tour and Beyoncé Experience world tour, Fuller has played in various venues throughout the United States, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. She is a featured soloist on the Beyoncé Experience DVD (Me, Myself and I), I AM Yours I DVD and also appeared on a number of major television shows, such as The Oprah Winfrey Show, Today Show, Good Morning America, BET Awards, American Music Awards and Total Request Live, and the 2010 Grammy Awards.
For more information about these events, contact Lisa Leighton, marketing and outreach coordinator, at 577-3727 or email@example.com.
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