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Foster, Frank (jazz) (Benjamin, III )locked

  • Scott DeVeaux
  •  and Barry Kernfeld

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(b Cincinnati, Sept 23, 1928; d Chesapeake, VA, July 26, 2011). American tenor saxophonist, arranger, and composer. He played clarinet and alto saxophone as a youth, but changed to the tenor instrument in 1947, partly, he said, because he needed to develop a musical personality independent of Charlie Parker’s influence. As a music major at Wilberforce University he was a soloist in and principal arranger for the Wilberforce Collegians jazz band, which performed at Carnegie Hall in ...

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