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Dee Jay Foster

Bass, Spain

Dee Jay Foster was born in Rota in March 1980.  At the age of 18 she studied electric bass at Berklee College of Music in Boston.  Once in the United States, he studied with Pat Martino, Dave Liebman, Joe Lovano, Charlie Banacos, and Jeff Berlin.  He ended up playing in groups in Boston and New York, with artists such as Leo Genovese, Esperanza Spalding's pianist, trombonist and pedagogue Hal Crook, Ian Froman, David Liebman's drummer, and Bob Gullotti, The Fringe's drummer.  In addition to playing jazz, Dee Jay also plays in many clubs with some of Boston's best funk and r'n'b bands.
In 2005, he is chosen by Herbie Hancock and Wayne Shorter as one of three finalists for the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz in Los Angeles.  Since moving to Barcelona in 2008, he has played in the Javier Vercher Quintet, Ernesto Aurignac Quartet, Enrique Oliver Quartet, Roger Mas - Jo Krause Trio, Voro Garcia Quartet, Raynald Colom Quartet, Felix Rossy Quintet, and Llibert Fortuny Trio.  He has also worked with the following musicians: Gilad Hekselman, Jorge Rossy, David Binney, Bill McHenry, Albert Sanz, Peter Bernstein, Mike Kanan, Eli Degibri, Perico Sambeat, Dayna Stephens, RJ Miller, Avishai Cohen and Ferenc Nemeth.
In recent years, he has taught in numerous seminars (Malaga, Lugo, Valencia or Cadiz), is co-director, along with Jorge Rossy and Roger Mas, Begues Jazz Camp and teaches at the Taller de Músics Escuela Superior de Estudios Musicales.
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