Mick Foster Quartet (MFQ)
Mick Foster is a saxophonist and composer who is known as one of the UK's foremost exponents of the baritone saxophone. He has worked extensively in the fields of jazz, commercial and classical music and has appeared with many ensembles which include the big bands of John Dankworth, Stan Sulzmann and Mike Garrick, Alan Barnes +11, The Humphrey Lyttelton Band, Ginger Baker’s Air Force, Laura Jurd’s Human Spirit, The London Philharmonic Orchestra and English National Opera. As a composer Mick has written for many ensembles and his music has been played around the world and broadcast on BBC Radio 3. He has recorded three albums under his own name and runs his own record label, Hainault Records. Mick teaches at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Trinity Laban Conservatoire and Goldsmiths College. The quartet comprises top musicians from all facets of the UK jazz scene. They play a mixture of original pieces and more familiar jazz material. In October 2020, they released their latest album, 'Live at The Vortex', which has been featured on Jazz FM and has received some excellent reviews.
Line-up: Mick Foster – baritone sax, Dominic Ashworth – guitar, Tom Farmer – bass & Tristian Malliot - drums