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Fred Fuller

Among Metro Denver’s pre-eminent jazz families is certainly the Fuller Family of Aurora, Colo.  The patriarch, bassist Fred Fuller and noted saxophonist, daughter Tia Fuller visited KUVO on the occasion of the family band getting back together for Papa Fuller’s 70th birthday.

Dazzle at Baur's

It’s appropriate that the major event during the musical week that includes Christmas is a family reunion. On Wednesday, the incredibly talented Fuller family gathers at Dazzle, 1512 Curtis, to celebrate bassist Fred Fuller’s 70th birthday at 6 and 8:30 p.m. (303-839-5100). Think about this: the bassist’s daughter Tia Fuller is among the fastest rising stars in jazz, while another daughter, Shamie Fuller-Royston, is a fine pianist and superb composer who has several discs under her belt.