Mixing ‘tiny lower case’

Mixing went well with Mell Dettmer & stupendous sounds are on the way! It’s an amazing assortment of music from Jessica, Tina, Sue and Amy, with the lovely Robert Kainar on various drums, metal pieces and brazilian percussion. You’ll hear singings and sonic bringings of all kinds on our new songs! World Soul! Tiny Lower Case will be published in June by Zipa!/Spoot Music & Sowiesound Records. Soon it’ll be available for download! Stay tuned for more details!

Europe Update & Northeast Shows

tips-promo-2013 We are having a great time in Europe! The shows have been fabulous! Thank you to everyone who has made us feel so welcome and come out to watch us play! We have added a show on March 7th in Istria, Slovenija! Here are the remaining tour dates in Europe, and then we have a couple shows in the Northeast when we get back! See you soon!
06 March @ Faenza, IT
07 March @ Faenza, IT
08 March @ Istria
09 March @ Gaspoltzhofen, AT
11 March @ NYC @ Nublu
12 March @ East Greenwich, RI

Europe Tour Dates Feb-Mar 2013

We have Europe tour dates! Please share these with your friends!!

17 Feb @ Rosenheim, DE
18 Feb @ Bolzano, IT
20 Feb @ Bologna, IT
21 Feb @ Grenoble, FR
22 Feb @ TBA
23 Feb @ St Croix Volvestre, FR
25 Feb @ TBA
26 Feb @ TBA
27 Feb @ Udine, IT
28 Feb @ Seekirchen am Wallersee, AT
1 March @ Michaelbeuern Abbey, AT
2 March @ Michaelbeuern Abbey, AT
3 March @ Schio, IT
6 March @ Faenza, IT
7 March @ TBA
8 March @ Gallneukirchen, AT
9 March @ Gaspoltzhofen, AT

Mythunderstandings in Seattle

Mythunderstandings Thank you Seattle! The weekend Mythunderstandings shows were a great success! Thanks to everyone who came out! We are making a Kickstarter project to raise money to help fund our European tour and recording a new CD with a lot of the new music generated from Mythunderstandings. Exciting stuff! Thank you for your continued support! [photo credit: Chris Davis]

Welcome and Thank You For Visiting!


The Tiptons Sax Quartet cover genres from micro-big band, gospel, bluegrass, and Balkan to whimsical jazz and nocturnal funk. The Tiptons have been touring Europe and the US since 1993 and have released 10 recordings. The Tiptons Sax Quartet are Amy Denio, Jessica Lurie, Tina Richerson, and Sue Orfield. Enjoy the driving force of horn splendor created by this historic all-women sax quartet! Listen to the Tiptons and we thank you for your support!

Tiptons to Tour Europe & Record

The Tiptons will be on tour in Europe (France, Germany, Austria, Italy, Croatia) February 17 – March 9, 2013, and then a few days in the Northeast. We’ll be recording a new CD in Europe of new tunes to be released later in 2013. Stay tuned for more info!

January in Seattle / Mythunderstanding

Mythunderstandings The Tiptons will be back in Seattle for several exciting shows in January! Mythunderstandings an oral history-driven multi media performance featuring THE TIPTONS SAX QUARTET!! Friday & Saturday January 18th & 19th @ 8 PM at the Good Shepherd Center (4649 Sunnyside Ave N Seattle) Chapel Performance Space 4th Floor. Sliding scale $5-$15.

Sat 12 Jan The Royal Room, Seattle, WA
Fri 18 Jan The Chapel at Good Shepard Center, Seattle, WA | MYTHUNDERSTANDINGS
Sat 19 Jan The Chapel at Good Shepard Center, Seattle, WA | MYTHUNDERSTANDINGS
Sun 20 Jan Studio East, Kirkland, WA