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Sat, 27 Aug



Live Music: Mick Foster Quartet

Mick Foster - saxophones, Robin Aspland - piano, Dave Chamberlain - bass, Tristan Maillot - drums

Tickets available on the door only. Admission £12, Students £6.
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Time & Location

27 Aug 2022, 14:00 – 16:00 BST

Southend-on-Sea, The Jazz Centre UK, Beecroft Art Gallery, Victoria Ave, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6EX, UK

About the Event

Spike's Place presents the Mick Foster Quartet at The Jazz Centre UK.

“I do a big range of jazz playing from small group playing, which I do on all the saxophones but I mainly play baritone and alto sax in that sort of context, sometimes soprano; and I play in big bands, I do show playing, the small band things I do range from my original compositions, jazz standards - transcriptions of sort of West Coast Gerry Mulligan type things – a big mixture”. And do you think because obviously there’s a lot of Jazz activity in Southend itself, is there something special about Southend that draws people here?

“I know locally you can see it’s definitely had an impact locally. You see a lot of people at gigs that know a lot about music and love the music. They go to The Jazz Centre on Saturday, down at the Beecroft Gallery and you see people hang out and listen to records looking at memorabilia, being into it. Sometimes when I play, if you play original music and people come up to you and say they really like the composition, they really like something, it’s had an effect on them. You quite often get reactions that are sometimes surprising, that you don’t realise the effect that music has on people, it’s the same for all music but jazz touches certain people in certain ways. 

Interview with Mick at the National Jazz Archive

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