A musical heavyweight, saxophonist Alex Foster has been a
part of many of the world’s most influential sounds to date.
Best known in recent years for his work as the alto
saxophonist in the house band of Saturday Night Live, he has
also shared the stage with numerous world-class performers
in varying genres. Besides being a member of the SNL house
band, he is also the musical director of the Mingus Big Band,
Orchestra, and Dynasty and is currently completing his latest
album featuring all original compositions.
In the jazz scene, he has been heard on recordings and has
performed alongside greats such as Jaco Pastorius, Herbie
Hancock, Clark Terry, Jack DeJohnette, McCoy Tyner, Miles
Davis, Tom Harrell, Freddie Hubbard, Nat and Cannonball
Adderley, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Gil Evans, Dizzy Gillespie,
John Scofield, Charles Mingus, Elvin Jones, Thad Jones,
Hank Jones, Tito Puente, Michael Brecker, Duke Ellington