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May 8, 2007

Vancouver’s Lorraine Foster Remembers Rosemary Clooney

Written by
cindy mcleod

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Lorraine Foster
“Remembering Rosie”
Sunday, May 12
Cellar Jazz, Vancouver

“Remembering Rosie” a Mother’s Day Gift

A staple of the Canadian Jazz scene, Lorraine Foster has come to be recognized and loved as one of Canada’s foremost ladies of jazz. The Vancouver based vocalist will appear at Cellar Jazz on Sunday, May 12 for a special Mother’s Day performance featuring the music of Rosemary Clooney, and will be backed by Miles Black (piano), Tim Stacey (bass), and Dave Robbins (drums).

Toronto born Foster first hit the stage in her teens as the vocalist with the Art Hallman Orchestra before heading off to tour nationally as a soloist. For several years, her home base was Montreal, where she headlined at all the top venues and was a staple at the legendary jazz club Biddles. Moving to Toronto, Lorraine appeared frequently at the DuMaurier Jazz Festival and jazz venues such as the Top of the Senator.

Foster moved west to Vancouver in 1991 and joined the renowned Dal Richards and his Orchestra, working with the group for eleven years. She also lead her own small ensembles and appeared frequently at Vacouver’s top jazz clubs as well as the Du Maurier Jazz Festival. Lorraine has recorded with the legendary Linton Garner and the internationally acclaimed Oliver Jones. Her latest recording featuring Miles Black, Oliver Gannon and Rene Worst is titled Compositions by Musicians.

Sunday, May 12
Lorraine Foster / “Remembering Rosie”
Lorraine Foster (vocal), Miles Black (piano), Tim Stacey (bass), Dave Robbins (drums)
Cellar Jazz / Vancouver

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