Alex Foster (musician)

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Alex Foster
Birth namePaul Alexander Foster
Born (1953-05-10) May 10, 1953 (age 71)
Oakland, California, U.S.
GenresAvant-garde jazz
Instrument(s)Alto saxophone, tenor saxophone
Years active1973–present
LabelsBig World, Jazzline, Truspace

Alex Foster (born May 10, 1953) is an American jazz musician who plays alto and tenor saxophone. He has recorded for record labels since the early 1970s. He is known for playing alto sax in the Saturday Night Live house band. He is also the co-musical director for the Mingus Big Band (which was nominated for a Grammy Award in 2005, and later winning the award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble), Mingus Orchestra and Mingus Dynasty.[1][2][3][4][5]




  1. ^ Staff Writer. "Alex Foster (saxophone) @ All About Jazz".
  2. ^ "Alex Foster". Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  3. ^ "IAm Alex Foster, musician and alto saxophonist of Saturday Night Live for more than 20 years- AMA!". Archived from the original on 16 October 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Alex Foster". Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  5. ^ "Alex Foster". Retrieved 14 October 2013.

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