Mick Foster

Saxophones ∙ Composer

Mick Foster Quartet with Laura Jurd
Feb
26
8:00 PM20:00

Mick Foster Quartet with Laura Jurd

Laura Jurd is a British award-winning trumpet player, composer and bandleader and BBC New Generation Artist for 2015-2017. Highly active throughout the UK scene, Laura has developed a formidable reputation as one of the most creative young musicians to emerge from the UK in recent years.  Here, Laura joins Mick's quartet to present an evening of swinging, melodic jazz, with Dominic Ashworth (gtr), Julian Bury (bass) & Tristan Mailliot (drums).

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Sax A Plenty
Jan
25
8:00 PM20:00

Sax A Plenty

Joining Mick are Alan Barnes, Mark Crooks, Dave Chamberlain & Tristan Mailliot. Included in the core repertoire of this group are the 1950s quintet arrangements of Lennie Niehaus.  The charts swing with wit, lightness and buoyancy and perfectly showcase the talents of this all star British jazz line up.

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London Jazz Orchestra
Nov
19
3:30 PM15:30

London Jazz Orchestra

Original contemporary compositions for big band in this long running residency at The Vortex. Composers include Henry Lowther, Josephine Davies, Martin Hathaway, Scott Stroman & Mick Foster. This concert is part of the London Jazz Festival.

 

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Pasadena Roof Orchestra
Oct
21
7:30 PM19:30

Pasadena Roof Orchestra

  • The Menuhin Hall, Stoke d'Abernon (map)
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For 45 years The Pasadena Roof Orchestra has been re-creating the sounds of a golden era of music from the 1920’s and 1930’s. Enjoy beautifully arranged songs from Irving Berlin, Ray Noble, Cole Porter and their contemporaries and re-live the electrifying hot jazz from Fletcher Henderson and Duke Ellington. Presenting the show, and putting on the top hat and tails, is the suave singer and band leader Duncan Galloway.

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The Golden Age of British Big Bands - The Pete Long Orchestra
Oct
14
7:45 PM19:45

The Golden Age of British Big Bands - The Pete Long Orchestra

  • Herts Jazz Festival, Welwyn Garden City (map)
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A whistle-stop tour of the work of various British big bands from the 1930s to the 1960s, packing thirty or so years of stylistic reinvention into a couple of hours. Pete Long will expertly traverse the twists and turns in the trajectory of the British jazz orchestra – from the sound of hot dance outfits like Jack Hylton's through the iconic work of such music industry titans as Ted Heath and onwards to the post-bop  innovations of Stan Tracey, Tubby Hayes and John Dankworth. For this catch-all programme, Long has brought together one of the most versatile British jazz line-ups yet assembled, the whole enterprise topped off with his own brand of anarchic humour.

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The Magic Lantern
Oct
12
8:00 PM20:00

The Magic Lantern

The Magic Lantern is the musical moniker of Jamie Doe. His third album ‘To The Islands’ was written during this tumultuous journey to Australia after nearly 10 years away and explores memory and hope in a world of near constant uncertainty. The first single ‘Holding Hands’ will be released on 13 October 2017 with the album due for release in the spring of 2018.

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