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Ronnie Foster

13th October 2024, 6.30pm

Listeners the world over have heard Foster’s soulful playing, whether from his standout performance on “Summer Soft” from Stevie Wonder’s 1976 masterwork Songs In The Key Of Life, best-selling George Benson albums including Breezin’, or A Tribe Called Quest’s classic hip-hop track “Electric Relaxation,” which sampled Foster’s “Mystic Brew” from Two Headed Freap.

Ticket prices

£35 – £50

Line-up

RONNIE FOSTER – Hammond organ
MICHAEL O'NEILL – guitar
CHRIS FOSTER – drums

After moving to New York City, Ronnie performed as a sideman with a wide range of musicians and frequently worked with guitarist George Benson, Grant Green, Grover Washington, Jr., Stanley Turrentine, Roberta Flack, Earl Klugh, Harvey Mason, Jimmy Smith, and Stevie Wonder.

Ronnie Foster’s body of work looms large in Blue Note’s jazz legacy, and samples drawn from his recordings have been seminal in the shaping of hip - hop. He returns to the label 50 years later with more heart, soul, and groove than ever. We’re thrilled to welcome him back.

— Don Was, President of Blue Note