Mick writes music for a variety of ensembles. As well as writing jazz compositions for his band, he has written several pieces for big band which are regularly performed by the London Jazz Orchestra. Through composed pieces include a saxophone quartet written for Quartz, a brass quintet "Hamlet Stories" written for Onyx Brass, and a piece for large brass ensemble, "The London Scene" comissioned by the Docklands Sinfonia. Mick has recently recorded his piece for alto saxophone and piano, "October Dances" on the CD of the same name. Mick's music has been performed in many countries, and has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

In 2007, "Dangerous Tango", reached the final of the 2007 Uitburo Big Band Composition Competition in Enschede, Holland.

Mick's scores can be purchased at Musica Neo. New scores are currently being added. Click on the link below to look at available scores.

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"..his first work for brass only is extremely promising and no doubt it will feature in Onyx' programmes in the future. It had the right mix of bluesy riffs, lyrical themes and spiky rhythms to keep a broad audience involved and satisfied."

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"Mick Foster's elegant but powerful 'Ocean Stream' (...) provided a particular highlight."

Chris Parker