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Two-time Grammy Award-winner Frank Foster will wrap up a series of free clinics, workshops and open rehearsals as artist in-residence with music department on Monday, April 17.

Foster will perform with the John Toomey Trio at 8 p.m. in Chandler Recital Hall as part of the Diehn Concert Series. The concert is free and open to the public.

A member of the famous Count Basie Orchestra from 1953 to 1964, Foster contributed extensively to the band's repertoire through many compositions and arrangements. During that period he appeared with the orchestra on every major television show, including those of Jackie Gleason, Dinah Shore and Perry Como, as well as guest appearances in two Jerry Lewis films, "Cinderfella" and "Sex and the Single Girl."

Foster has worked with and arranged for such notables as Frank Sinatra, Sarah Vaughan, Dizzy Gillespie, Tony Bennett, Lena Horne, Ella Fitzgerald, Billy Eckstine, The Carnegie Hall Jazz Band under the direction of Jon Faddis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Wynton Marsalis.

In addition to his own groups, Foster has toured with Clark Terry, Lionel Hampton, Benny Goodman, Duke Pearson, Elvin Jones, Johnny Richards, Woody Herman, Lloyd Price and The Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra.

This article was posted on: April 17, 2000

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