March 7, 2023
Lawrence Township, NJ – With lead funding from the Dorthaan Kirk Foundation and the Eggerts Crossing Civic League, the Queen Amina Music Club (QAMC) will present a free concert featuring internationally acclaimed jazz saxophonist Tia Fuller at the Lawrence High School Auditorium in Lawrence Township, New Jersey on March 15. Also featured will be pianist Alexis Lombre, bassist Laura-Simone Martin, and drummer Allison Miller.
The concert will culminate Fuller’s teaching artist-in-residency for students participating in the Queen Amina Music Club, a music education and mentorship program for 4th through 8th-grade female instrumentalists in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. A number of these students will perform at Fuller’s concert as well.
“It’s paramount that girls have the opportunity to have these kinds of experiences when they’re young,” said 17-year old QAMC founder Laura-Simone Martin. “They see firsthand just what is possible with hard work, persistence, and believing in yourself, regardless of gender or anything else.”
The all-female quartet will perform standards and jazz classics, as well as contemporary tunes from Fuller’s most recent recordings. Free and open to the public, the concert will begin at 7:00 pm on March 15 in the auditorium at Lawrence High School, 2525 Princeton Pike, Lawrence Township, NJ. For further information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Queen Amina Music Club with saxophonist, Camille Thurman and founder, Laura-Simone Martin with 4-6th grade students at Lawrence Intermediate School in 2023.
Queen Amina Music Club founder and educator Laura-Simone Martin (center) with students participating in the Queen Amina Music Program in Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Tia Fuller (on Zoom) with students participating in the Queen Amina Music Program in Lawrenceville, New Jersey