Doors open at 6 pm • Tickets are online and at the door • Relaxed Dress Code • No Cover • Doors close at 11 pm.
Dennis Fortune- piano, Michael Cruse- bass, and Kevin James-piano
Fostina Dixon is a composer, vocalist and jazz soloist who plays soprano, alto and baritone saxes; flute; and clarinet. Ms. Dixon has been guest soloist with Abbey Lincoln, Barry Harris, Earl May and the Big Apple Jazzwomen. She has also 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, with whom she toured for four years. She was a member of the Gerald Wilson, Jimmy Cleveland and Leslie Drayton big bands.
Fostina Dixon is a native of Wilmington, Delaware where she studied with the late Robert “Boysie” Lowery. As a young woodwind instrumentalist, she played for the Delaware All-State Band and was selected for the American Young Symphonic Orchestra which toured Europe. She went on to study with such great musicians as Frank Foster, Buddy Collett, Vic Morosco, Joe Viola, Andy McGhee and William Bowie.
As a professional musician, she has performed at numerous clubs, colleges, libraries, churches, community art centers, New York’s Jazzmobile concert series, theaters and toured abroad. In 2019 Ms. Dixon and group “Winds of Change” were recipients of a grant from the South Arts Road Jazz Tour. Other performances in 2019 include the Medgar Evers College Jazz Series, Delaware State University, Clements Place presented by the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University, Harlem Jazz Series, Twins Jazz Club in D.C., Warmdaddy’s in Philadelphia, Sista’s Place in Brooklyn New York, the 75 Club and Restaurant in NYC and the list goes on. Fostina Dixon & Winds of Change has appeared at the Clifford Brown Jazz Festival, Mary Lou Williams Jazz Festival, New York’s Annual Afrikan Street Carnival, the Annual New York Women’s Jazz Festival, the Annual Black Women’s History Conference, the Kool Jazz Festival, Greenwich Village Jazz Festival, and the Annual Jackie Robinson Festival in Norwalk, CT. Fostina has also toured Germany, Austria, Italy, Belgium, France and the Netherlands several times.
Ms. Dixon has worked with and made television appearances on shows such as the popular “NY Undercover Cop” series, WNYC Channel 31s “Perspective in Jazz,” NBCs “Today in New York” with Dr. Billy Taylor and a special TV presentation “Salute to Bobby Vinton.” Fostina’s extensive career has carried her into theatrical performances of the Musical Theatre Works production of “All Girl Band” and Playwrights Horizon production of “Jazz is a Lady.” She has performed at the Women’s International Film Festival in New York City and “Sisterfire,” a festival in celebration of women artists sponsored by the Flamboyant Ladies Theatre Company.
Fostina Dixon founded the Wilmington Youth Jazz Band in 2004. The Wilmington Youth Jazz Band (www.wyjb.org), is a non- profit organization for youth.
Fostina has received a Christi Award for her contributions to promoting the arts in the community, an Outstanding Arts Educator award from the Delaware Board of Education, and an Outstanding Contributor award from the Council of Jazz Advocates for her work as an arts educator and the Founder and longtime Executive Director of the Wilmington Youth Jazz Band.
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Our goal is to create an atmosphere of unmistakable elegance. We ask our guests to choose attire that is appropriate for our restaurant. If in doubt, think evening wear or business casual.
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Your ticket reserves a seat; you do not need a separate reservation. Seating selection is first-come, first-served, so come early to get a great seat. All seated guests must purchase at least one drink and one food selection. A 20% gratuity is added to all checks.
There is no reserved seating for late-night events unless you reserve a VIP section or a table.
All ticket sales are final and are not refundable. Tickets at the door are cash only.
Please review our dress code. No outside beverages are permitted, and beverages cannot be consumed outside of the building.