Mick Foster

Saxophones ∙ Composer

The Humphrey Lyttelton Band
Aug
20
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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The Humphrey Lyttelton Band
Sep
17
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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Alan Barnes + 11
Sep
20
to Sep 21

Alan Barnes + 11


 Alan Barnes is 60 this year! Art Pepper recorded a classic in 1959 called Art Pepper +11 with arrangements by Marty Paice and featuring Art Pepper as the main soloist throughout. With this in mind, Alan commissioned Mark Nightingale to write 13 charts for 12 piece big band of tunes written in 1959, including Boogie Stop Shuffle (Mingus), Naima (Coltrane), Blowin’ the Blues Away (Silver), Dreamsville (Mancini), As Catch Can (Mulligan) Little Rootie Tootie (Monk), Single Petal of a Rose (Ellington) and A Felicidade ( Jobim)
 
These arrangements are pure fire, and need to be heard to be believed! Alan himself features on alto and baritone saxes, clarinet and bass clarinet with an all star UK band.

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Sax A Plenty
Sep
29
7:00 PM19:00

Sax A Plenty

Joining Mick are Alan Barnes, Robert Fowler, Tom Farmer & Mark Cecil. 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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Tony Jacobs' Tuxedo Jazz Orchestra
Aug
15
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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Alan Barnes + 11
Aug
13
8:30 PM20:30

Alan Barnes + 11


 Alan Barnes is 60 this year! Art Pepper recorded a classic in 1959 called Art Pepper +11 with arrangements by Marty Paice and featuring Art Pepper as the main soloist throughout. With this in mind, Alan commissioned Mark Nightingale to write 13 charts for 12 piece big band of tunes written in 1959, including Boogie Stop Shuffle (Mingus), Naima (Coltrane), Blowin’ the Blues Away (Silver), Dreamsville (Mancini), As Catch Can (Mulligan) Little Rootie Tootie (Monk), Single Petal of a Rose (Ellington) and A Felicidade ( Jobim)
 
These arrangements are pure fire, and need to be heard to be believed! Alan himself features on alto and baritone saxes, clarinet and bass clarinet with an all star UK band.

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West Side Story - Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Aug
6
8:00 PM20:00

West Side Story - Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Loosely based on Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story became a cultural phenomenon. Leonard Bernstein’s score was a defining moment in musical theatre and its sensational songs — ‘America’, ‘Maria’, ‘Tonight’, ‘Somewhere’ — still thrill more than 60 years after the work’s premiere.

It has a strong personal resonance, too, for period performance pioneer Sir John Eliot Gardiner, for whom Bernstein was a formative influence early in his career.

He conducts an augmented Broadway theatre scoring as Bernstein originally intended, with a young, hand-picked cast from Scotland and America and special guest instrumentalists drawn from the worlds of jazz and musical theatre.

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West Side Story - Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Aug
5
8:00 PM20:00

West Side Story - Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Loosely based on Romeo and Juliet, West Side Story became a cultural phenomenon. Leonard Bernstein’s score was a defining moment in musical theatre and its sensational songs — ‘America’, ‘Maria’, ‘Tonight’, ‘Somewhere’ — still thrill more than 60 years after the work’s premiere.

It has a strong personal resonance, too, for period performance pioneer Sir John Eliot Gardiner, for whom Bernstein was a formative influence early in his career.

He conducts an augmented Broadway theatre scoring as Bernstein originally intended, with a young, hand-picked cast from Scotland and America and special guest instrumentalists drawn from the worlds of jazz and musical theatre.

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Sax A Plenty
Jul
25
12:00 PM12:00

Sax A Plenty

Joining Mick are Alan Barnes, Robert Fowler, Tom Farmer & Matt Home. 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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Pasadena Roof Orchestra
May
18
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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Back To Basie
May
15
8:00 PM20:00

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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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 and featuring Catherine Sykes, the show is packed with great songs and tunes authentically and lovingly recreated. 

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Paul Bunyan - ENO
May
13
7:30 PM19:30

Paul Bunyan - ENO

An operetta by Benjamin Britten based on the eponymous giant lumberjack from American folklore, Paul Bunyan incorporates a variety of musical styles including folk songs and hymns.

This tall tale sees a man who is as high as the Empire State Building lead a team of lumberjacks to create their dreams of a new world, along with his companion Babe the Blue Ox.

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Paul Bunyan - ENO
May
11
7:30 PM19:30

Paul Bunyan - ENO

An operetta by Benjamin Britten based on the eponymous giant lumberjack from American folklore, Paul Bunyan incorporates a variety of musical styles including folk songs and hymns.

This tall tale sees a man who is as high as the Empire State Building lead a team of lumberjacks to create their dreams of a new world, along with his companion Babe the Blue Ox.

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Paul Bunyan - ENO
May
11
3:00 PM15:00

Paul Bunyan - ENO

An operetta by Benjamin Britten based on the eponymous giant lumberjack from American folklore, Paul Bunyan incorporates a variety of musical styles including folk songs and hymns.

This tall tale sees a man who is as high as the Empire State Building lead a team of lumberjacks to create their dreams of a new world, along with his companion Babe the Blue Ox.

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Paul Bunyan - ENO
May
10
7:30 PM19:30

Paul Bunyan - ENO

An operetta by Benjamin Britten based on the eponymous giant lumberjack from American folklore, Paul Bunyan incorporates a variety of musical styles including folk songs and hymns.

This tall tale sees a man who is as high as the Empire State Building lead a team of lumberjacks to create their dreams of a new world, along with his companion Babe the Blue Ox.

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Paul Bunyan - ENO
May
9
7:30 PM19:30

Paul Bunyan - ENO

An operetta by Benjamin Britten based on the eponymous giant lumberjack from American folklore, Paul Bunyan incorporates a variety of musical styles including folk songs and hymns.

This tall tale sees a man who is as high as the Empire State Building lead a team of lumberjacks to create their dreams of a new world, along with his companion Babe the Blue Ox.

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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
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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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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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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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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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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