Sonya Jason’s TIGRESS
Saxophonist Sonya Jason’s TIGRESS band celebrates the innovative jazz fusion artists of the ’70s and ’80s, performing the music of David Sanborn, The Yellowjackets, Grover Washington Jr., Spyro Gyra, Chuck Mangione, George Benson, Gato Barbieri, Jeff Lorber, Michael Brecker, Dave Grusin, The Crusaders, Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, Weather Report and others.
Featuring Sonya Jason, saxophones; Frank Martin, keyboards; Ken Harrill, electric guitar; Marc Levine, electric bass; Tommie Bradford, drums.
“For those of you who appreciate people who play their butts off, Sonya Jason smashes all hot-sax-diva stereotypes with her sophisticated repertoire and dignified presentation.” — BUZZ Magazine, the Talk of Los Angeles
About Sonya Jason:
Yamaha artist Sonya Jason graduated summa cum laude from acclaimed Berklee College of Music in Boston. Winner of ASCAP’s Popular Music Award in Composition, she has released three CDs as solo artist and contributed to more than three dozen additional recordings. Jason has led her own bands in thousands of live performances. She has performed or recorded with the Yellowjackets’ bassist Jimmy Haslip, smooth jazz guitarist Grant Geissman, the funky Brothers Johnson, and big band trumpeter Ray Anthony, to name a few. Legendary saxophonist Phil Woods on Jason: “The lady can play! Emotion and fire well-tempered by a sensitive, warm approach. And she’s funky as hell!”