New CD now ready for sales, recorded 2010, features my quintet with special guest Derek Nash guesting on two tracks. Hope you enjoy it.

Recorded in 2008, PLAYIN consists of 11 orginal compositions, with (I hope) an up beat and bluesy flavour. I wanted to make a cheery cd that would make people smile, so please buy a copy and let me know if I succeeded!  If you'd like to buy one go to

Jo Fooks- Tenor Saxophone and Melodyhorn
Ted Beament-Piano
Dave Cliff-Guitar
Ed Harrison-Bass
Buster Birch-Drums

Jo formed her quartet in 2004 with Simon Purcell on piano, Val Manix on bass and Buster Birch on drums.The group's sensitive and supportive philosophy towards music can be heard on Jo's debut album "Here and Now!". Their repertoire entirely comprises of original material and reflects "world music' influences such as Cuban, Brazilian, Reggae and European Jazz. ( SOLD OUT!)

"...wonderfully mature and assured playing... an album that's staggeringly good.." - Humphrey Lyttleton on radio 2's 'Best of Jazz'

You can purchase the album online at If click on the banner you should jump to the relevant page (hopefully!)