|Frank Foster, ca. 1970s. From the Frank Foster Papers.|
This concert will include Foster’s new arrangements of compositions by North Carolina musicians, completed to commemorate his association with Duke University. Duke Jazz Studies Program alums and past guest artists will join the performance with the Duke Jazz Ensemble.
Foster’s papers were recently acquired by the RBMSCL’s Jazz Archive. A Grammy Award-winning composer and saxophonist, Foster was a member of the Count Basie Orchestra, and lead the group from 1986 to 1995. In 2002, he was presented with a Jazz Master Award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
For more details, including information about purchasing tickets, visit the Duke Department of Music’s event webpage.