Mick Foster

Saxophones ∙ Composer

Pasadena Roof Orchestra
May
31
7:30 PM19:30

Pasadena Roof Orchestra

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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Pete Hurt Jazz Orchestra
Jun
1
7:30 PM19:30

Pete Hurt Jazz Orchestra

Pete Hurt has been an important influence on the UK jazz scene for many years. He has played in the ensembles Graham Collier, George Russell & Carla Bley, as well as running his own ensembles. Pete's beautiful big band compositions are featured in this star studded contemporary jazz big band.

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Jazz & Tapas
Jun
3
1:00 PM13:00

Jazz & Tapas

The 2018 Jazz & Tapas season continues. Melodic jazz in the garden at this family run Madeiran restaurant, with Mick accompanied by Dominic Ashworth on piano.   A perfect way to spend a Sunday lunchtime.

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Tony Jacobs' Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra
May
14
8:00 PM20:00

Tony Jacobs' Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra

Specialising in the hot and sweet music of the 1920s and 1930s, the Orchestra celebrates the best of the British and American dance bands of the era. Directed by vocalist Tony Jacobs, the show is packed with great songs and tunes authentically and lovingly recreated. This concert is part of Tony's Jazz Week at Thoresby Hall.

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Jazz & Tapas
May
6
1:00 PM13:00

Jazz & Tapas

The 2018 Jazz & Tapas season continues. Melodic jazz in the garden at this family run Madeiran restaurant, with Mick accompanied by Chris Kibble on piano.   A perfect way to spend a Sunday lunchtime.

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The Humphrey Lyttelton Band
Apr
17
8:00 PM20:00

The Humphrey Lyttelton Band

The original band of Humphrey Lyttelton carries on the musical legacy of the trumpeter and broadcaster, in their long running residency at the Bulls Head. Featuring Jimmy Hastings, Tony Fisher, Ray Wordsworth, Ted Beament, John Rees Jones & Adrian Macintosh.

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Pasadena Roof Orchestra
Apr
6
7:30 PM19:30

Pasadena Roof Orchestra

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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Guildhall Saxophone Ensemble - Daylight Music
Mar
24
12:00 PM12:00

Guildhall Saxophone Ensemble - Daylight Music

The Guildhall Saxophone Ensemble exists to provide a collective environment in which all saxophone students can develop as players, composers, and arrangers.

“In the spirit of Duke Ellington’s classic “Mary Poppins” album, the Guildhall Saxophone Ensemble have developed their own settings of the Mary Poppins material through arrangements and improvisations. Directed by Mick Foster. Also on the bill is We Are Muffy, one of the top Cornish bands to watch.

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The Humphrey Lyttelton Band
Mar
20
8:00 PM20:00

The Humphrey Lyttelton Band

The original band of Humphrey Lyttelton carries on the musical legacy of the trumpeter and broadcaster, in their long running residency at the Bulls Head. Featuring Jimmy Hastings, Tony Fisher, Ray Wordsworth, Ted Beament, John Rees Jones & Adrian Macintosh.

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Cartoon Jazz II feat Ian Shaw
Mar
18
2:00 PM14:00

Cartoon Jazz II feat Ian Shaw

This choral jazz extravaganza of over 300 voices brings smiles to Colston Hall every year. In 2015 the Cartoon Jazz audience spilled out of Hall 1 led by the band and this year you can expect more of that Hollywood-style – featuring some of your favourite songs from the ’toons from the 1950s to the 21st century, Flintstones to Octonauts, with some Roobarb on the side. This year the incomparable British jazz superstar Ian Shaw joins The Big Buzzard Boogie Band, directed by Andy Williamson.

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Trinity Laban Jazz Ensemble
Mar
10
1:00 PM13:00

Trinity Laban Jazz Ensemble

Mick directs the Trinity Laban Jazz Ensemble in a set of hard swinging big band music by US and UK composers including Bill Holman and Pete Hurt, and pieces inspired by places in London. Trinity Laban Contemporary Jazz Ensemble, directed by Mark Lockheart, perform repertoire from UK composers including Mark Lockheart, Iain Ballamy, Huw Warren and Django Bates.

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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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