Announcing the release of FELLOWSHIP!
An album of original music featuring Sophie Faught (tenor sax), Nick Tucker (bass), Ben Lumsdaine (drums), and David Linard (piano).
Tenor saxophonist Sophie Faught is an improviser, composer, bandleader, and teacher. Raised up by some of Indiana’s great jazz musicians and educators – Harry Miedema, Brent Walarab, Claude Sifferlen, Mark Buselli, and David Baker – Sophie speaks the jazz language with creativity, wit, passion, depth, and soul. Sophie’s music is mindful of tradition, without being held captive by it.
Sophie has performed in venues across the country and world, including Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City and the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She has headlined at the nationally recognized Portland Jazz Festival, leading her own group in original compositions and jazz standards. She has toured as a member of the Nicholas Payton Jazz Quintet, and has also appeared with Jimmy Heath, Slide Hampton, the Temptations, the Four Tops, Terrell Stafford, and Dick Oates. She currently leads her own jazz trio and performs regularly at the Chatterbox Jazz Club on Wednesday nights. The group has just released their first CD, entitled Fellowship.
She is the saxophone teacher for University of Indianapolis’ Community Music Center, and is also available for master classes, clinics, and private lessons. You can read about her teaching philosophy here.
- Doug Ramsey, Jazz Times
- Howard Reich, Chicago Tribune
- Cory Wynn, band director, Beech Grove High School