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Jazzin' Up The Afternoon with Billy Foster and Renee Miles-Foster


Originally broadcast on Friday, February 24, 2017


Tom's in-studio guests on this edition of "A Look At The Arts" is jazz performers BILLY FOSTER and his wife/musical partner RENEE MILES-FOSTER.

Foster is a former member of the Valparaiso University Faculty Jazz Trio, and currently the band leader of The Billy Foster Quartet, which features Renee on vocals.

Billy Foster has recorded a variety of albums over the years, spent 35-years as a music teacher in the Gary Public School system and jazz piano instructor at Valparaiso University.  He is also the host/producer of "Billy Foster's Jazz Zone" radio program on Gary's WGVE 88.7FM.

Foster is the producer of and is performing in -- "The I.U. Northwest Jazz History Concert featuring Billy Foster" -- a special February 28 Black History event at Indiana University Northwest's Bergland Auditorium.   Keep up with the Fosters online at: www.billyfoster.com

The 2-hour (6-8pm) concert event -- also features Lannie Turner (drums),  vocalist Renee Miles-Foster and other special invited guests.   The event is being presented by The Office of Diversity, Equity and MultiCultural Affairs Northwest. More: www.iun.edu/diversity.