One of the true legends of the Hammond Organ, Ronnie Foster learned on the bench from the master himself, Jimmy Smith at the young age of 12. His albums, recorded for Blue Note Records in the 1970s, have obtained a cult following after the emergence of acid jazz.
Last August Ronnie received the 2016 Jazz Organ Fellowship Lifetime Achievement Award at The San Jose Jazz Festival
Ronnie has performed as a sideman with a wide range of musicians. He worked with guitarist George Benson 15 years, including playing electric piano, mini-Moog, and composing "Lady" on Benson's 1976 album Breezin' which won 10 Grammy's . Foster has also played piano,keyboards,organ with Chet Atkins, Grant Green, Grover Washington, Jr., Stanley Turrentine, Chaka Kahn,Roberta Flack, Earl Klugh, Harvey Mason, Jimmy Smith, Lionel Richie and Stevie Wonder,Tribe Called Quest, J Cole, Kanye and the list goes on. His producing credits include albums by David Sanborn,Stanley Turrentine,Cheyenne,Jimmy Smith,Chet Atkins,Will Downing and Brazilian artists Djavan and Pepeu Gomes.
As an Artist Ronnie has 8 Albums 5 on Bluenote and 2 on Columbia and 1 on the Pro jazz Label
Ronnie has put together a new group featuring guitarist Jake Langley formerly with Jazz Organist Joey DeFrancesco and drummer Jess Gopen the most used drummer in Las Vegas. They play jazz, funk, blues, soul, and Latin music, taking the B3 trio into uncharted territory, yet remaining firmly rooted in the tradition.
And on September 18,2016 they were invited to perform at the 59th Monterey Jazz Festival where they set the stage on Fire 🔥 according to Monterey Jazz Festival staff....
Our New CD/DVD "REBOOT" LIVE at The Beautiful Smith Center Cabaret Jazz in Las Vegas will be released late 2017