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Fostina Dixon

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Fostina Dixon is from Wilmington, Delaware where she studied with Robert Boysie Lowery. Fostina is a composer, vocalist, and jazz soloist who plays soprano, alto, and baritone saxes; flute; and clarinet. As a young woodwind instrumentalist, she played for Delaware All-State Band and American Young Symphonic Orchestra in Europe. She studied with Frank Foster, Buddy Collett, Vic Morosco, Joe Viola, Andy McGhee, and William Bowie. She performed at jazz clubs, colleges, libraries, churches, community art centers, Jazzmobile, theaters, and abroad. She was a soloist with Abbey Lincoln, Barry Harris, Earl May, and the Big Apple Jazzwomen. She played with Gil Evans, Roy Ayers, Tom Browne, Charlie Persip, Melba Liston, Cab Calloway, Slide Hampton, Frank Foster, Joe Williams, Nancy Wilson, Bobby Vinton, Sammy Davis, Jr., Prince, and Marvin Gaye for four years. She was in the big bands of Gerald Wilson, Jimmy Cleveland, and Leslie Drayton.



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