Ronnie Foster

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Ronnie Foster
Born (1950-05-12) May 12, 1950 (age 68)
Buffalo, New York, U.S.
Genres Jazz, jazz fusion, smooth jazz
Occupation(s) Musician, composer, arranger, producer
Instruments Organ, electric piano, acoustic piano, synthesizer
Years active 1970–present
Labels Blue Note, Columbia
Associated acts George Benson

Ronnie Foster (born May 12, 1950) is an American funk and soul-jazz organist, and record producer. His albums recorded for Blue Note Records in the 1970s have gained a cult following after the emergence of acid-jazz.[1]

Biography

Born in Buffalo, New York, Foster has performed as a sideman with a wide range of musicians. He frequently worked with guitarist George Benson, including playing electric piano, mini-moog, and composing "Lady" on Benson's 1976 album Breezin'. Foster has also played organ with Chet Atkins, Grant Green, Grover Washington, Jr., Stanley Turrentine, Roberta Flack, Earl Klugh, Harvey Mason, Jimmy Smith, and Stevie Wonder. His producing credits include albums by Brazilian artists Djavan, Guilherme Arantes and Pepeu Gomes. Foster was the musical director for "Smokey Robinson Presents: Human Nature" which appeared at The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas from 2009–2015.[1]

Discography

As sideman

With Chet Atkins

With George Benson

With Chayanne

With Grant Green

With The Jacksons

With Robbie Robertson

With Stanley Turrentine

With Stevie Wonder

References

  1. ^ a b Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Ronnie Foster Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 24, 2017.
  2. ^ The Racer at AllMusic

External links

  • Ronnie Foster discography at Discogs
  • Ronnie Foster on IMDb
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