Mick Foster

Saxophones ∙ Composer

Back To Basie
Feb
24
7:00 PM19:00

Back To Basie

Directed by trumpet-player Paul Lacey, Back To Basie features London session musicians and jazz soloists all dedicated to the music of Count Basie’s legendary ‘Swingin’ Machine’ - straight ahead swing played with dynamics, good humour, and a large dose of the blues!

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London Jazz Orchestra
Mar
10
3:30 PM15:30

London Jazz Orchestra

Original contemporary compositions for big band in this long running residency at The Vortex. Featuring compositions by members of the band, including Henry Lowther, Pete Hurt, Scott Stroman, Mick Foster, Stuart Hall & Alcyona Mick.

 

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The Humphrey Lyttelton Band
Mar
19
8:00 PM20:00

The Humphrey Lyttelton Band

The Humphrey Lyttelton Band continues to work presenting Humph’s music whilst showcasing his vast music library the repertoire of which extends from early traditional to modern by way of Ellington and Basie.  Featuring Jimmy Hastings, Tony Fisher, Ray Wordsworth, Ted Beament, John Rees Jones & Adrian Macintosh.

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Essex Hot Five
Mar
27
8:00 PM20:00

Essex Hot Five

Led by the renowned trumpeter Paul Higgs (BBC Philharmonic Orchestra) the Essex Hot Five will perform well loved standards featuring Andy Staples and Marc Cecil (Derek Nash’s Picante Latin) and star of the Belvedere’s Summer Pianorama Ted Beament.

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Pete Hurt Jazz Orchestra
Mar
31
3:30 PM15:30

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
Apr
7
1:00 PM13:00

Jazz & Tapas

The first gig of the 2019 season.  Melodic jazz in the covered garden at this family run Madeiran restaurant, with Mick on saxes and a different guest each month.  A perfect way to spend a Sunday lunchtime.

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The Humphrey Lyttelton Band
Apr
16
8:00 PM20:00

The Humphrey Lyttelton Band

The Humphrey Lyttelton Band continues to work presenting Humph’s music whilst showcasing his vast music library the repertoire of which extends from early traditional to modern by way of Ellington and Basie.  Featuring Jimmy Hastings, Tony Fisher, Ray Wordsworth, Ted Beament, John Rees Jones & Adrian Macintosh.

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Shake That Thing
Apr
28
3:00 PM15:00

Shake That Thing

Featuring Tony Jacobs and the Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra with Catherine Sykes and the Swing Time Jivers. A dazzling celebration of dance, music and song from the Roaring ‘20s and Fabulous ’30s including the Charleston, the Lindy-Hop, the Black Bottom and much more.

The orchestra and dancers pay tribute to the incomparable Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in numbers such as the timeless ‘Cheek To Cheek’, ‘Puttin’ On The Ritz’ and ‘Top Hat, White Tie and Tails’.

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The Humphrey Lyttelton Band
Feb
19
8:00 PM20:00

The Humphrey Lyttelton Band

The Humphrey Lyttelton Band continues to work presenting Humph’s music whilst showcasing his vast music library the repertoire of which extends from early traditional to modern by way of Ellington and Basie.  Featuring Jimmy Hastings, Tony Fisher, Ray Wordsworth, Ted Beament, John Rees Jones & Adrian Macintosh.

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Back To Basie
Feb
17
7:00 PM19:00

Back To Basie

Directed by trumpet-player Paul Lacey, Back To Basie features London session musicians and jazz soloists all dedicated to the music of Count Basie’s legendary ‘Swingin’ Machine’ - straight ahead swing played with dynamics, good humour, and a large dose of the blues!

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Mick Foster Quartet
Feb
6
8:00 PM20:00

Mick Foster Quartet

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Mick brings his quartet to The Belvedere. They will be playing music from their album Four Views, a standards album, including tunes such as Moonlight In Vermont & Recado Bossa Nova. Featuring Dominic Ashworth (gtr), Tom Farmer (bass) & Tristan Mailliot (dms).

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The Humphrey Lyttelton Band
Jan
15
8:00 PM20:00

The Humphrey Lyttelton Band

The Humphrey Lyttelton Band continues to work presenting Humph’s music whilst showcasing his vast music library the repertoire of which extends from early traditional to modern by way of Ellington and Basie.  Featuring Jimmy Hastings, Tony Fisher, Ray Wordsworth, Ted Beament, John Rees Jones & Adrian Macintosh.

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London Jazz Orchestra
Jan
13
3:30 PM15:30

London Jazz Orchestra

The LJO Vortex Sessions, 28 years old, is London’s longest jazz residency. The band goes from strength to strength, attracting London’s top players and writers, from Kenny Wheeler and John Taylor in the early days to the exciting current lineup. This month’s concert features the writing and trumpet playing of Henry Lowther, one of the UKs foremost jazz musicians who has played with everyone including John Dankworth, Mike Westbrook, Kenny Wheeler & Stan Sulzmann.

 

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Chandos Arms Jazz
Jan
6
8:00 PM20:00

Chandos Arms Jazz

Mick is the guest soloist at Chandos Arms Jazz, featuring Jonathan Gee (pno), Jeremy Shoham (sax), Phil Scragg (bass) & Rick Finlay (drums). Tastefully chosen jazz standards with some originals.

More info is here: http://www.justeastofjazz.co.uk/chandosarmsjazz/

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Alan Barnes + 11
Jan
3
8:00 PM20:00

Alan Barnes + 11


Alan Barnes has put together a great 11 piece band, featuring some well known names on the UK jazz scene. Alan writes: “To mark my 60th birthday I've commissioned Mark Nightingale to write
arrangements of tunes from 1959-the year I was born and the year that one of my favourite albums "Art Pepper + 11" was recorded. This gig is the first public performance and an album will be recorded in early February.”

For tickets email alanbarnes@me.com 

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Tony Jacobs' Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra
Dec
28
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 and featuring Catherine Sykes, the show is packed with great songs and tunes authentically and lovingly recreated. This concert is part of Tony’s Twixmas Festival of Hot Jazz & is booked by Isle of Wight Tours.

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The Humphrey Lyttelton Band
Dec
18
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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London Jazz Orchestra
Nov
25
3:30 PM15:30

London Jazz Orchestra

The LJO Vortex Sessions, 28 years old, is London’s longest jazz residency. The band seems to go from strength to strength, attracting London’s top players and writers, from Kenny Wheeler and John Taylor in the early days to the exciting current lineup. They finish their 2017-18 season at the Vortex featuring a host of great soloists including Henry Lowther, Martin Speake, Pete Hurt and Tori Freestone, playing music written for the band by John Warren, Robbie Robson, Lowther, Hurt and director Scott Stroman.

The LJO continues to set the standard in modern jazz, with great ensemble playing, cutting edge writing, and exciting soloing from the finest players on the scene. This gig is part of the London Jazz Festival.

 

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The Humphrey Lyttelton Band
Nov
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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Tony Jacobs' Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra
Nov
6
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 and featuring Catherine Sykes, the show is packed with great songs and tunes authentically and lovingly recreated. 

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Jazz & Tapas
Nov
4
1:00 PM13:00

Jazz & Tapas

The 2018 Jazz & Tapas season continues has been extended! 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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London Jazz Orchestra with Norma Winstone
Oct
28
7:00 PM19:00

London Jazz Orchestra with Norma Winstone

Norma Winstone, one of Europe's most acclaimed singers, joins the outstanding soloists of the London Jazz Orchestra and director Scott Stroman for a grand benefit to raise funds for the Vortex Club. Norma and the LJO are a natural fit--they performed together regularly at the old club, and will be presenting both new music created for the occasion and favourites from past collaborations.

 

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