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Tony Foster

Primary Instrument: Piano

Tony Foster

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....
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Awards

1998 Fraser MacPherson Scholarship Recipient

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Featured recording “In Between Moods”

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In Between Moods

Self Produced (2009)

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”One thing I appreciate about Tony Foster's playing, is its very fresh phrasing..he kind of strikes sparks from the piano with really inspired use of time that not many players seem to come by so easily.” Katie Malloch, CBC Radio

“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...

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