Nov. 9: The Rob Foster Jazz Quartet

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Take a lovely Sunday drive through the country this coming Sunday, support regional professional musicians, and hear a terrific concert!

The Rob Foster Jazz Quartet
3/4 of a Century of Jazz Standards
Sunday November 9, 4:00pm

  • Lutheran Church By the Lake,
    100 Twelve Oaks Drive and Hwy 378, Savannah Lakes Village, McCormick, SC 29835
  • Admission: $20.00
  • Concert is about 75 minutes, no intermission.
  • Free Reception on location, immediately following the performance
  • For more information about the concert call 864-391-8022
  • Please click here for more information about The Rob Foster Jazz Quartet

Rob Foster: flute, saxophone, vocal
Chris Mangelly: piano
Travis Shaw: bass
Edwin Hamilton: drums


Careless Love unknown origin, played in early 20th century jazz
St. Louis Blues (1915) W.C. Handy
Basin Street Blues (1928) Spencer Williams
Mood Indigo (1930) Duke Ellington and Barney Bigard, lyrics by Irving Mills
Begin the Beguine (1935) Cole Porter
Anthropology (1946) Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker
Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans (1946) Louis Alter, lyrics by Eddie DeLange
Blue Monk (1954) Thelonious Monk
Misty (1954) Erroll Garner, lyrics by Johnny Burke
All Blues (1959) Miles Davis
Take Five (1959) Paul Desmond
How Insensitive (1963) Antonio Carlos Jobim,
lyrics by Vinicius de Moraes (Portugese) and Norman Gimbel (English)
Footprints (1966) Wayne Shorter
Crystal Silence (1971) Chick Corea
Chameleon (1973) Herbie Hancock

New Ensemble: Rob Foster Jazz Quartet

Jazz is one of America’s greatest art forms and epitomizes all that is unique and special about our country. A fascinating mixture of African and Latin rhythms, European harmony, and American pioneering spirit, jazz reflects our great tradition of democracy.

All members of the group are allowed a chance to shine (even the drummer gets the opportunity to create something new and fascinating); structure and order is provided by the piano, bass and drums, allowing a soloist the freedom to spontaneously create and improvise new music based on the old. Yet, that individual soloist must be responsible with his/her freedom and not stray too far from the foundation of the tune!

Jazz is not mere words or notes – it must be experienced! Come hear the Rob Foster Jazz Quartet expertly display the wonders of jazz. Featuring members of the Augusta Big Band Aggregate, the Quartet includes Rob Foster on saxophone, flute, and occasional vocals, Chris Mangelly on piano, Travis Shaw on bass, and Edwin Hamilton on drums. The Quartet’s repertoire includes pieces spanning the history of jazz, from early Dixieland and swing through bebop and bossa nova, plus original compositions by the members. You will hear everything from smoldering ballads to uptempo burners – all expressively played with dazzling improvisations and a tight ensemble.

Rob Foster Jazz Quartet

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