Sunday, March 12, 2023

Tipton's Sax Quartet with Drums

6:30 pm doors, 7pm show

$20 in advance, $20 day of show
Limited Seating, first come first serve.
Expect standing room.

21 and over

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Tipton's Sax Quartet with Drums

Tipton's Sax Quartet with Drums

This soulful and virtuosic all-women sax quartet with drums was founded in 1988. Named in honor of Billy Tipton, a woman who lived as a man in order to pursue a career in music, the Tipton Sax Quartet similarly follows its own path. Their unique repertoire features a blend of jazz, blues and world music along with their own unique compositions, and every concert is infused with joy, virtuosity and playfulness.

Influences range from classic jazz saxophone players such as Dexter Gordon, Sonny Rollins, Johnny Hodges and Paul Desmond to music celebrating world cultures such as bluegrass, klezmer, yodeling, Italian tarantellas, and Algerian rai music.

Amy Denio: alto sax, clarinet, voice
Jessica Lurie: soprano, alto, tenor sax, voice
Sue Orfield: tenor sax, voice
Tina Richerson: baritone sax, voice
Xavier Lecouturier: drums






About Al's Den

Head downstairs at the Crystal Hotel to hang out in this music venue named for Al Winter, Portland's 1940's gambling overlord.
Al’s Den is an intimate, speakeasy-style space where live music fills the air, but we save the dancing for our larger venues.

Wednesday & Thursday, 3 pm – 10 pm
Friday & Saturday, 3 pm – 11 pm
Sunday, 3 pm - 10 pm
Closed Monday & Tuesday
Happy Hour served 2 pm – 5 pm
(21 and over only after 5 pm)



The menu features local ingredients, house-baked breads, desserts and pastries from the Crystal Bakery, a specialty cocktail menu and an affordable yet approachable wine list, while a well-trained waitstaff provides a comfortable and welcoming guest experience. No reservations are necessary; stop by for a quick business lunch, a pre-show drink or an evening date night.

Explore the Crystal Blocks

Our Crystal Hotel and legendary Crystal Ballroom are just across the street from each other, each offering their own unique spaces for live music, Northwest style fare and McMenamins hand crafted beverages.  Explore these properties and all they have to offer. 

*Get 15% off room rates at Crystal Hotel, Sunday through Thursday with a ticket purchase. (Must mention at time of booking, must verify ticket at check in for discount) *restrictions apply. 

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