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Tony Foster


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    Mr. J.
Tony Foster is a Seattle-based pianist and composer who was born in Vancouver Canada. He received his initial musical training early on, in the form of classical piano lessons privately.
In school bands, his main instrument became the trumpet. His studies on the trumpet continued until college, and it was not until this time that his focus changed to piano. Foster began playing with various university ensembles on the piano (highlighted by performances with guests such as jazz saxophone legend Phil Woods), and graduated in 1996 from UBC (University of British Columbia) with a Commerce Degree. Eventually choosing to pursue a musical career, he was a 1998 recipient of the Fraser MacPherson Scholarship. Foster then participated in a residency at the Banff Jazz Workshop in 2000 where he studied jazz piano and performed with notable jazz artists including saxophonist David Liebman, Don Thompson, pianist Kenny Werner, and bassist Ray Drummond.
Foster's 2016 release "Project Paradiso" features the music of Ennio Morricone and Henry Mancini.
​Foster has performed with notable jazz legends Ernestine Anderson, Red Holloway, Sheila Jordan, Dee Daniels, Jeff Hamilton, Scott Hamilton, Harry Allen, and Peter Washington. He has performed around the world from France and Italy to Brazil and Japan. As well, Foster is active on the Vancouver & Seattle jazz scenes.
Foster is a 2016 Canadian Juno-nominee on drummer Dan Brubeck's double album Dave Brubeck tribute.


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