Fostina Dixon

Fostina Dixon

    Fostina Dixon is a native of Delaware. She received her BFA from California Institute of the
    Arts after attending Boston University and Berklee College of Music. Dixon moved to
    California when she became employed as a saxophonist by the late great Marvin Gaye. After
    working with Marvin Gaye for four years travelling Worldwide, Fostina moved to NYC to continue
    her career as a solo artist and develop her new group “Winds of Change”. Fostina then attended
    New Jersey City State College for several years pursuing her Master’s degree. Fostina Dixon &
    Winds of Change performed at numerous clubs, colleges, libraries, churches, community art
    centers, New York’s Jazz Mobile concert series, theaters and toured abroad. Fostina Dixon &
    Winds of Change has also 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
    toured Europe several times. Some artists Ms. Dixon has worked and toured with include Abbey
    Lincoln, Earl May, Gil Evans, Roy Ayers, Tom Browne, Charlie Persip, Melba Liston, Slide
    Hampton, Frank Foster, James Blood Ulmer and Marvin Gaye as mentioned earlier. In 2019,
    Fostina was a recipient of a grant from the South Arts Road Jazz Tour. Fostina Dixon & Winds
    of Change performances in 2019 include 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., Warm Daddy’s in Philadelphia, Sista’s Place in
    Brooklyn New York, the 75 Club and Restaurant in NYC and the list goes on. Ms. Dixon is also
    an educator and taught in public schools for many years primarily in New York and Delaware.
    She earned a Master’s degree in educational leadership from Wilmington University. Fostina is
    the Founder of the Wilmington Youth Jazz Band, and a recipient of the Christi
    Award for her contributions to promoting the arts in the community. Ms. Dixon was awarded the
    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. In 2019
    Fostina’s “Vertical Alignment” CD featuring all original materials received much praise from
    musicians and created a buzz making multiple charts in the music business throughout the U.S.
    and abroad. The current release “Get on the Floor” is getting international exposure and charting
    as well. For information about Fostina Dixon visit her website at


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