Buy it HERE first!-- NEW 2016 trio album! "Project Paradiso: Tony Foster Plays Ennio Morricone and Henry Mancini"
2016 NEW RELEASE! "Project Paradiso: Tony Foster Plays Ennio Morricone and Henry Mancini
We are excited to announce the release of a new recording by pianist and composer Tony Foster. Offically available June 3rd, 2016, the album is entitled "Project Paradiso: Tony Foster Plays Ennio Morricone and Henry Mancini" and features a mix of Mancini and Morricone tunes as well as one Foster original. Joining Foster for this recording are Seattle-bassist Nate Parker and Vancouver drummer Joe Poole. Foster has chosen some well-known classics from the two iconic film composers as well as some less-known melodies which Foster felt drawn to and which would fit well with his trio. The challenge for Foster was to try and take the great melodies of these composers and bring something new to them with his arranging and performance. Foster has launched a new website in support of his new "Project Paradiso" which is an exploration of film composers' works in a jazz context.
Project Paradiso- Live In Studio Session at KNKX Radio Seattle September 2016! See the videos HERE!
Announcing New Website launch for "Project Paradiso"!
Pianist and composer Tony Foster has launched a brand-new website dedicated to his new "Project Paradiso." The new project focuses on the music of film composers, and his new recording being released this Friday June 3rd 2016 officially is entitled "Project Paradiso: Tony Foster Plays Ennio Morricone and Henry Mancini." What better place to start a jazz exploration of the works of great film composers than with Ennio Morricone and Henry Mancini!
Dan Brubeck Quartet "Live From The Cellar" Nominated for 2016 Juno Award in Canada!
Just announced! Saxophonist Scott Hamilton with the Tony Foster Trio June 21st @ The 2015 Vancouver International Jazz Festival
Stay Tuned For More Details!
Tony Foster Trio Paradiso @ The Majestic WJMAC Room Bellingham WA Wednesday March 18, 2015!
The Tony Foster Trio Featuring Vancouver Drummer Joe Poole
Those of you who have heard Tony at performances at WJMAC already know what a beautiful soloist and accompanist he his. But this will be the first time he has lead his own trio in Bellingham. He will be joined by his main right hand man, the phenomenal Vancouver drummer Joe Poole. The third member of the trio for this date will be Seattle bassist Jon Hamar. The trio will be exploring material from Foster's upcoming album release of compositions by reknowned film composers Henry Mancini and Ennio Morricone! Come and join us at 7pm for an exciting night of piano trio! WJMAC at the Majestic 1027 N.Forest st Bellingham Wa.
$10 General, $5 Student, WJMAC members free
Guitarist Russell Malone at the PAL Theater, Vancouver BC, February 28, 2015
COASTAL JAZZ PRESENTS THE CELLAR JAZZ SERIES:
RUSSELL MALONE QUARTET
featuring RUSSELL MALONE guitar, TONY FOSTER piano, JODI PROZNICK bass, JOE POOLE drums
Don’t miss the much-anticipated return of renowned guitarist Russell Malone as he celebrates the release of his brand new CD. Malone first worked with master organist Jimmy Smith in 1988 and then with the great Harry Connick Jr. from 1990 – 1994. In the late nineties, he toured internationally with Diana Krall, receiving critical acclaim in this role as Diana’s right hand both in concert and on her recordings. Malone has recorded a number of fine CDs on labels such as Columbia, Impulse-Universal and MaxJazz. His latest effort on High Note features his current working band of Rick Germanson – piano, Gerald Cannon – bass and Willie Jones III – drums
(photos at left courtesy Vincent Lim)
Tony Foster Trio Paradiso: Sunday January 4th 2015 4pm@ The Waterfront Park Community Center on Bainbridge Island
Join us on Sunday January 4th 2015 on beautiful Bainbridge Island, WA as part of the "First Sundays Concerts" series. Tony Foster's Trio Paradiso will be interpreting music of two legendary film composers Henry Mancini and Ennio Morricone in the jazz piano trio format! Joining Tony will be the outstanding Seattle bassist Jon Hamar and phenomenal Canadian drummer Joe Poole!
Concert starts at 4pm at the Waterfront Park Community Center (370 Brien Drive, Bainbridge Island), and tickets are available through Brown Paper Tickets and for more info, call 206-842-3380! Adults $20/ Youth $10.
Special thanks to Darden Burns and the Bainbridge Community Piano Association!
Tony Foster Trio Paradiso:Thursday November 20th @ Tangent Cafe, Vancouver BC/ Friday November 21st @ The Silk Purse, West Vancouver BC
Foster brings his trio for two dates to Vancouver BC in November. Thursday Nov. 20th they will be at The Tangent Cafe in Vancouver, and then Friday Nov. 21st they will be in concert at the Silk Purse in West Vancouver where they will debut their new jazz interpretations of selections from legendary film composers Henry Mancini and Ennio Morricone. Joining Foster will be Jon Hamar on bass and Joe Poole on drums.
Ann Hampton Callaway presents the Streisand Songbook March 22 2014 w/ Tacoma Symphony
Go here for full information!
Four Corners: The Music of Cedar Walton February 27th and 28th 2014!
Upcoming: Dan Brubeck Quartet Live recording for CBC Radio February 27th
Four Corners:History of Jazz at Envision Jazz Festival in Surrey BC Friday Feb 21st 2014
Gail Pettis at Sahalee Friday February 14th 2014:
Happy Valentine's Day Show
Dave Brubeck: A Son's Tribute with the Dan Brubeck Quartet December 6th 2013 7pm Qualicum Beach BC
The quartet members are: Dan Brubeck-drums, Roy Styffe-alto saxophone; Tony Foster-piano and Adam Thomas-bass and vocals.
Although tickets may still be available at the door, they are selling fast, and it is advisable to get your tickets for this not-to-be-missed evening in advance at the TOSH reception desk or by calling 250-752-6133 to purchase tickets with your credit card.
Saturday November 23rd Bernie Jacobs Quartet at Boxley's in North Bend WA!
July 20th Gail Pettis Quartet at Tula's in Seattle!
June 28 & 29, Tony Foster Trio Featuring Scott Hamilton and Harry Allen-- 2013 Vancouver International Jazz Festival at The Jazz Cellar in Vancouver BC
March 29 & 30, Tribute to Milt Jackson & Ray Brown @ The Jazz Cellar, Vancouver BC
Performing the music of saxophone great Stanley Turrentine friday nov 16 & nov 17@ The Jazz Cellar, Vancouver BC
featuring CORY WEEDS tenor saxophone, TONY FOSTER piano, RUSS BOTTEN bass and JOE POOLE drums.
Join Cellar owner Cory Weeds and the phenomenal Tony Foster Trio as they pay tribute to one of the tenor saxophone giants STANLEY TURRENTINE!
What first leaps out and grabs the listener's attention is Turrentine's sweet yet muscular sound, which suggests Johnny Hodges more than the classic Swing tenors. A flexible voice, it can deepen to a resonant honk, soar into one of the most piercingly full-throated cries in jazz, and broaden to a thick, sensuous vibrato on ballads. Turrentine tends to play on top of the beat, making for a deep, trancelike groove, and his phrasing draws on both modern jazz and R&B. Angular lines alternate with timeless blues phraseology. Turrentine's work has been remarkably consistent.
more info - http://www.coryweeds.com http://www.cellarjazz.com
Japanese 2012 Compilation Released Featuring 'Take The A Train'
Tad Britton Trio @ Thaiku Monday November 14 8:30pm-11pm
Susan Pascal Quartet @ Tula's Friday November 11 7:30pm-11:30pm
Join the quartet this Friday at Tula's in downtown Seattle. With Susan Pascal vibes, Tony Foster piano, Chuck Deardorf bass, Mark Ivester drums. $15 music charge.
Foster/Pascal Duo @ Boxley's Thursday Nov. 3rd 7-10pm!
Bumbershoot Music and Arts Festival, Gail Pettis Quartet, Sunday September 4, 12pm
Tony Foster Trio @ O'Doul's Restaurant & Bar, Vancouver BC, August 18-20th 9pm-12am
Gail Pettis Trio @ Sorrento Hotel Fireside Room, Seattle WA, Saturday July 16th, 8pm
Tony Foster Quartet @ Vancouver 2011 Jazz Festival June 28th, 9pm
Cover charge $5.
"Bags Groove": The Music Of Milt Jackson June 9/10 9pm-12am @ O'Doul's Restaurant & Bar Vancouver BC
Greg Williamson Quartet @ 2011 Bellevue Jazz Festival June 4 9pm: Twisted Cork Lounge
Foster/Nikolaev Duo @ Boxley's Place Thursday May 5, North Bend WA 7-10pm
Tony Foster & Friends: April 14 & 28th @ Tervelli Ultralounge, Kirkland WA 8-11pm
Cory Weeds Quintet at Ballard Jazz Walk, Friday April 22/8pm-12am, Lock 'n Keel Ballard WA
LOCK 'N KEEL
5144 Ballard Ave NW (21+)
sponsored by BES Events and Seattle Jazz! Now
Cory Weeds Quintet (8:00pm - 12:00am)
featuring: Cory Weeds - saxophone; Thomas Marriott - trumpet;
Devin Lowe - bass; Matt Jorgensen - drums; Tony Foster - piano
An Evening Of Solo Piano: Every Tuesday in April! 8-11pm @ O'Doul's Restaurant & Bar, Vancouver BC
Tony Foster/Jon Hamar Duo 7pm, Thursday March 31st @ Boxley's Place, North Bend Washington
Music starts at 7pm at Boxley's Place! Boxley's is a great restaurant with fine food and wines in the beautiful town of North Bend, Washington where the classic TV series Twin Peaks was filmed!
The Tony Foster Trio March 3rd ,4th ,5th 9pm-12am, Vancouver BC, Canada
The trio will be playing material from Tony's 2009 debut trio album In Between Moods (which charted in the top 50 jazz radio for North America) as well as originals and standards to be featured on an upcoming album which is currently in the works!
March 3rd, 4th, 5th, 9pm-12am, no cover.
Dee Daniels: An Afternoon of Jazz, Blues & Gospel 2pm Sunday February 27th @ Water's Edge Festival, Coquitlam BC
Tony Foster and Friends Featuring Vocalist Karen Shivers
Tuesday Feb. 22nd, 8-11pm, Tervelli Ultralounge, Kirkland Washington
Wednesday January 19th An Evening Of Solo Piano with Tony Foster @ Boxley's Place, North Bend Washington 7pm
Foster/Kistler Duo Thursday December 2nd @ Boxley's Place, North Bend Washington 7pm
An Evening of Solo Piano with Tony Foster @ O'Doul's Restaurant & Bar, Vancouver BC Dec. 1,8,15,22,29
Cory Weeds Trio At O'Douls Featuring Tony Foster and Russell Botten Vancouver BC Nov. 18,19,20 9pm-12am
Tony Foster Trio Live At O'Doul's Restaurant & Bar, Vancouver BC, Oct. 7,8,9 9pm-12am
Eastside Jazz Club Annual Extravaganza Sunday Oct 10 7pm Bellevue WA
"The Eastside Jazz Club Annual Extravaganza"
Returning to the greater Seattle area, singer Dee Daniels will be headlining the Club's Annual Extravaganza. Appearing with Dee will be her trio: Tony Foster, piano; Phil Sparks, bass; and Clarence Acox, drums.
Venue: Meydenbauer Theatre (Meydenbauer Center), 11100 Northeast 6th Street, Bellevue, WA
Tickets: (425) 828-9104 or www.eastsidejazzclub.com
Showtime: 7:00 p.m.
An Intimate Evening of Solo Piano! Wednesday Oct. 20th @ Boxley's Place, North Bend WA 7pm
Intimate Evenings of Solo Piano Every Wednesday in September 9pm @ O'Douls Restaurant & Bar, Vancouver BC
Dee Daniels Quartet @ Jazz Cellar Fri/Sat Aug. 27 & 28 8:30pm
Venue: The Cellar Jazz Club, 3611 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Reservations: (604) 738-1959 Showtime: 8:30 p.m. and 10:15 p.m. $20 more info - www.deedaniels.com
B3 Organ Beatdown! Three nights! August 17,24,31 @ Jazz Cellar, Vancouver BC 8:30pm, No Cover
Jazz Sushi! Friday August 13th @ Hiroshi's with Compass Point Quartet!
Alexey Nikolaev, sax (Moscow, USSR)
Tony Foster, piano (Vancouver, BC)
Chris Symer, bass (Los Angeles, CA)
Greg Williamson, drums (Seattle, WA)
7:30pm-10pm, No Cover!
2010 TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival presents Tony Foster's "Soul Jazz Project" Featuring saxophonist David Say
Monday June 28th, 12:00 noon @ Canada Place, Vancouver BC
An exciting combination of Tony Foster's originals and a couple classics from the American Songbook!
With terrific drumming from Joe Poole and the swinging support of Russ Botten on bass!
Click here for more info!
Soul, Energy, Emotion!
Newsflash! 10/27/09: In Between Moods Debuts at #48 on The JazzWeek Charts Next week!
Look Who is #2 on Canada's Chart Attack Jazz & Blues Chart This Week: Tony Foster's "In Between Moods"
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Lombardi's Live @ Lombardi's in Seattle Dec. 11 & 12, 8pm-11pm
Ballard's newest live music happenning.
Intimate jazz groups communing with NW Seattle's Nightlife.
Every Friday and Saturday, experience the best of Pony Boy Jazz, without a cover charge. Join us for dinner, drinks, and music from 8:00 – 11:00.
A small plates menu and cocktails available from 9:00 – 12:00.
2200 NW Market St, Seattle, WA - ph: 206.324.3372
Tribute to Milt "Bags" Jackson! Nov. 20th & 21st 9pm @ O'Douls Restaurant & Bar, Vancouver BC
All aboard! The Jazz Cruise sets sail Nov. 8th-15th from Ft. Lauderdale Florida
CD Release Party 7:30pm October 15th @ Silk Purse, West Vancouver!
Kirkland Uncorked! Saturday July 18th w/ Carolyn Graye Quartet
Tony Foster Trio for 3 nights @ Vancouver jazz spot!
Come down and hear Tony with Joe Poole on drums and Brent Gubbels on bass for 3 nights at O'doul's Restaurant & Bar on Robson Street in Vancouver Canada!...Thursday May 28th-Saturday May 30th from 9pm - 12am!...Tony will have a few copies "hot off the presses" if you'd like to purchase his new CD entitled "In Between Moods"!
Tribute to Duke Ellington in West Vancouver @ The Silk Purse, Thursday May 28th
Join Tony with vocalist Dee Daniels with Russ Botten on bass at the Silk Purse in West Vancouver...7:30pm!
Italia/France adventures April/May 2009....
Just returned from adventures in Torino Italy and Nice, France....be sure to check out the galleries section to see new photos......currently developing a new project featuring Joe Poole on drums, Sean Cronin on bass, myself, and Dimitry Shapko...all i can say is---LOOK OUT!
Pictured at left, myself at the piano, Linus Olsson on guitar, Gigi DiGregorio saxophone, Sean Cronin on bass, Dimitry Shapko saxophone, Joe Poole drums. (photo by Maerta Wydler @ Moods Music Bar, Monte Carlo, Monaco)
April 4th and 10th @ El Gaucho with Trish Hatley and Larry Holloway
Danderfer/Weeds Quintet @ Jazz Cellar, Sunday March 29th brunch 12:30pm!
You can enjoy a Sunday brunch over some cooool jazz sounds at the Cellar in Vancouver with club owner Cory Weeds on saxophone, James Danderfer on clarinet, Russ Botten on bass, Joe Poole on drums, and myself at the piano! Come on down! doors 11:30, show 12:30
Cory Weeds trio @ O'Doul's Restaurant Vancouver BC, February 19th-21st
Join us from 9pm-12am for three nights of music with Vancouver's own jazzclub owner and saxophonist Cory Weeds and bassist Doug Stephenson!
Vocalist Trish Hatley @ El Gaucho Restaurant, Bellevue, Washington--Feb. 13th & 14th 2009
New PROJECTS section--check out IDENTIFY !
I've updated my site with a new PROJECTS section to highlight other projects I'm a part of, including my live electronic project IDENTIFY which was formed in 2002 with Russian saxophonist Dimitry Shapko and drummer Joe Poole. YOu can now hear a smattering of tracks we produced as well as check out some small video clips of us from various live performances in Europe!
Tribute to Legendary Cannonball Adderley, Victoria BC
Thursday January 22nd!
Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald & Billie Holiday with Dee Daniels,
Friday January 23rd, Victoria BC
Join us in Victoria BC on Friday the 23rd of January at the Alix Goolden Performance Hall, 907 Pandora Ave. at 8 p.m. For tickets to the show call the McPherson box office at 250-386-6121.
This concert will also feature guest dancers from Victoria’s own Canadian Pacific Ballet, and the Alix Goolden Hall will be transformed into a 1940s New York Nightclub for the show.
With Russ Botten, bass, Dave Robbins on drums
We'll be performing selected songs by legendary singers Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald!!!
Trio LIVE @ O'Doul's Wine Bar,
Vancouver, BC December 18,19,20--9pm!
Come down and join Tony and his trio at O'Doul's where they will be working through a mixture of his original compositions and some classics from the American Songbook. With Joe Poole on drums, Russ Botten on bass on the 18th, and Adam Thomas on bass on the 19th &20th.
Adventures on the Cote d'Azur!...Nice, France!!! Sept 2008
Live in Bern Switzerland at Marians Jazzroom! Sept/2008
Just returned from a week-long stint at Marian's Jazzroom in Bern Switzerland with vocalist Dee Daniels and Vancouver bassist Russ Botten. Marians Jazzroom first opened its doors in December 1992 and has since gained a reputation as being one of the best Jazz clubs in the world. Marians Jazzroom is a concert club that presents two concerts daily (with the exception of Sunday and Monday) from September through the end of May each year.
EUROPEAN TOUR September 14th-October 1st, 2008
Tony will travel to Switzerland and France this month....he will be performing with vocalist Dee Daniels in Bern Switzerland at Marian's Jazzroom, and then flying to Nice France to meet up with Russian-born saxophonist Dimitry Shapko.
Every Wednesday in August, solo piano on Robson Street in Vancouver!
Each Wednesday in August (6th,13th,20,27th), feel free to drop into O'Doul's Restaurant & Bar to hear Tony performing solo piano!...From 9pm to 12am, NO COVER CHARGE, and they have really great wine selections!
Russ Botten Trio featuring saxophonist Roy Styffe in Vancouver at O'Doul's Restaurant August 2nd, 2008
I'll be performing at O'doul's Restaurant once again on August 2nd as part of bassist Russ Botten's group. It will be a pleasure to be playing with a great saxophonist by the name of Roy Styffe. Roy currently lives and works around the Victoria, BC area, but has spent a great deal of time in the Toronto area playing and recording with a who's-who of Canadian jazz legends!...also performing will be swingin' Vancouver drummer Jesse Cahill.
Tony Foster Trio Live @ O'Doul's in Vancouver July 10-12
The trio will be performing from 9pm-12am Thursday July 10th through Saturday July 12th at one of Western Canada's most dedicated jazz venues- O'Doul's Restaurant and Bar on Vancouver's bustling and ever-popular Robson Street. At the drums will be Joe Poole and Russ Botten on bass on the 10th, and Brent Gubbels on bass July 11th and 12th.
'Jazzinit' comes to Vancouver, BC on June 26th, 2008...
Tony will perform with vocalist Dee Daniels (pictured right) at this year's Vancouver International Jazz Festival at the Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Vancouver, Canada!...They will be performing selections from the 2007-chart-topping CD entitled 'Jazzinit'. With Seattle-based drummer Greg Williamson and Russ Botten on bass.
In production--debut CD release of Tony Foster..STAY TUNED!
Work is ongoing for a debut CD, with preparations being made for the album artwork and final mastering. Stay tuned for updates, which you can of course find RIGHT HERE!....estimated release: August 2008!
A visit to an elementary school in Torino, Italy!
2008 Lionel Hampton Jazz Fest. w/ Dee Daniels... Feb. 22/08
Tony travelled to Moscow, Idaho to perform with vocalist Dee Daniels....this year's festival, as always, featured some of the biggest and best names in jazz...and I had the great pleasure of performing with drummer Jeff Hamilton and bassist Peter Washington (who has played with everybody, and is bassist in the Bill Charlap trio)!...I've been a big fan of Hamilton ever since hearing him with the Ray Brown trio, Monty Alexander, and Oscar Peterson....it was definitely a thrill to play with him, as well as with Peter!