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Fostina Dixon-Kilgoe

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Born: August 16, 1960    Primary Instrument: Saxophone

Can women play jazz? While this controversy may seem hopelessly outdated in an era of such commanding female jazz performers as saxophonists Fostina Dixon, its effects linger like a haunting refrain. Women who play jazz on saxophone, brass instruments still encounter befuddled reception to their very presence: “I've never seen a woman do that!” or the ubiquitous, “You play good for a girl!” or “You play like a man!” Commentary about women in jazz still sticks at fundamental questions: Do they exist? Are they serious? Can they play?

In the case of baritone saxophonist Fostina Dixon, “she sure the hell can!”...
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Awards:

2009 Christie Award Winner. October of 2009 awarded by the Board of Education in Delaware for Outstanding Art Educator.Awarded Outstanding Contributor to the World by Council of Jazz Advocates 2006. Nominated International Woman of the Year, 2001. Honoreee of Afro-American Historical Society of DE, 1999. Awarded Eubie Blake Award by Dr. Billy Taylor. Featured in numerous books: Black Women and Music:More than the Blues, Black Women in America Bands and Orchestras, The Genuine American Music, American Women in Jazz and more...
Raye Jones is definitely not only a jazz singer and the songs on the CD indisputably demonstrate that she can sing soul ballads in a more than impressive way. Even better is Raye's self-written tribute to Phyllis Hyman. It is laced by Fostina Dixon-Kilgoe's' elegant soprano saxophone, the actual melody is classy in the extreme, ballad in a classic jazz backdrop.
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Primary Instrument:
Saxophone

Credentials/Background:
Master's plus in performance and educational leadership. Received Educational Leadership Degree from Wilmington University in 2008.

Clinic/Workshop Information:
The Christi Award workshop on May 10th was a huge success. Fostina continues to do the Jazz/Soul Workshop including the relationship of many forms of jazz and R&B music. Founder of the Wilmington Youth Jazz Band from 2003. Students from the Tri-State area of Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey come to this workshop seasonally to learn the fundamentals of improvisation. Performances have included the Clifford Brown Jazz Festivals,Dover's African-American Festivals and the Kennedy Center. Upcoming funraiser: April 3rd, 2009 at the Wilmington Music School featuring Norman Connors.The WYJB annual concert will be on June 6 at 6:00pm at East Side Charter School. Fostina will be performing with Winds of Change 2 in the coming months.

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