Primary Instrument: Piano
May 2009 marks the release of jazz pianist and composer Tony Foster's debut trio recording entitled In Between Moods. The album charted in the top 50 for jazz radio in North America and was named to many radio DJ's top 10 albums of 2009 lists in addition to receiving many outstanding reviews. The recording features Joe Poole on drums and Russell Botten on bass. The album showcases Foster's composing and arranging skills as well as tracks paying tribute to some of Foster's key influences including Oscar Peterson and Ahmad Jamal. In April and May 2009 Foster completed a series of performances in Torino Italy and Nice France, followed by a return to Vancouver for featured shows with his trio at the June 2009 Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Prior to his debut CD release, Foster has been featured with his own trio on CBC’s (Canadian Broadcast Corporation) nationally broadcast JAZZBEAT as well as the CBC program Hot Air produced by Neil Ritchie. Foster performs and tours frequently with his trio, as a solo pianist, as a sideman for many instrumentalists and vocalists, and sometimes at the Hammond B-3 organ....
Awards:1998 Fraser MacPherson Scholarship Recipient
As a debut record In between Moods by Tony Foster is a superlative trio recording. This is one of my favorites of 2009, it has a great feel, excellent musicianship, wonderful songs and that, oh… so nice to listen to mood. Paul J. Youngman, Jazzreview.com, Jan. 2010
Today I received the CD of Tony Foster and was very nicely surprised by Tony's great style and skills. For instance, what a great interpretation of The A' Train. This CD will be a treat to my listeners. Joost Van Steen, Jazz & Blues Tour Radio - The Netherlands
Tony Foster is awesome, I love his playing Peter Kuller, Radio Adelaide - Australia