Monterey Jazz Festival and California State University, Monterey Bay announce a new partnership starting in 2018.
To launch the partnership, the University will host the world-renowned saxophonist, composer, educator, and Mack Avenue Records recording artist Tia Fuller, one of the Monterey Jazz Festival’s 2018 Artists-in-Residence. Tia will conduct a Master Class for the Music & Performing Arts department, followed by a public program entitled From Beyoncé and Beyond: Music Business, Performance and Leadership. The program will present an in-depth discussion of Fuller’s first-hand experience being a side woman on Beyoncé’s world tours and how this experience has led to her success in the jazz world as a bandleader, performer, businesswoman and professor at the Berklee College of Music. For more information on Tia Fuller, please visit TiaFuller.com.
The public presentation/performance will take place Monday, March 5, 2018 at CSUMB’s World Theater at 8pm, located at 5260 6th Ave. in Seaside. General admission is $25. Students are free. Visit csumb.edu/worldtheater for more information.
Marcie Chapa, an international percussionist, will join Tia Fuller on stage for the public performance. Chapa also performed with Fuller as a touring member of Beyoncé’s ensemble, and is now directing the band and drumline at North Monterey County High School. Marcie previously taught alongside the Monterey Jazz Festival’s Education Director Paul Contos in a special program for at-risk youth at Glen Deven Ranch in Big Sur in 2013. For more information on Marcie Chapa, please visit MarcieChapa.com.
Also featured will bassist Katie Thiroux and pianist Eddie Mendenhall.
This unique and creative partnership is made possible by a gift from Dr. Robert Danziger and his wife, Dr. Martha Drexler Lynn.