David Foster has exerted one of the most commercially successful musical influences of the past four decades as a musician, composer, songwriter, arranger, producer and music executive. His legacy spans the spectrum of music making, from working on the support band for Chuck Berry as a teenager to writing and producing for some of the biggest musicians of the past 50 years, such as Diana Ross, John Lennon, Neil Diamond and Whitney Houston. This Canadian powerhouse has also experienced great success with his own music and vocals, such as "The Best of Me" which he sang with Olivia Newton-John and "Who's Gonna Love You Tonight."
David Foster, the Hitmaker
David Foster, born in 1949 in Victoria, British Columbia, began learning the piano at age 5. His talent was apparent when he was quite young. He enrolled in the music program at the University of Washington in Seattle in 1963, when he was just 13, and joined a Chuck Berry backup band three years later. By the early 70s, he was working as a keyboardist for the likes of Rod Stewart and John Lennon, and a few years later, he discovered his own success with the song "Wildflower" while he was the keyboardist for Skylark. He promptly left the group to pursue his own dreams. In 1979, he won a Grammy for a song he wrote for Earth, Wind & Fire. The Grammy nominations would be nearly endless over the years, with 47 nominations and 16 wins. Despite becoming a top performer in his own right during the '80s and '90s, Foster is more familiar to many for the hands-on work he has done to launch the history-making careers of dozens of other artists. He has written, produced and composed for Broadway shows, movies and even created the 1989 and 1996 Olympic songs. He has also worked with Michael Jackson, Celine Dion, Chicago, Lionel Richie, Kenny Loggins, Barbra Streisand, Josh Groban, Michael Bublé, Seal, Donna Summer, Martina McBride, Gloria Estefan, Dolly Parton, Michael Bolton, Chaka Khan, 'N Sync and Andrea Bocelli. These days, while continuing to work with top artists, he is also dedicated to giving back. He has supported over 400 charities through The David Foster Foundation and by donating his time.
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Which musical genres are played during a David Foster performance?
David Foster has crossed over nearly every musical genre boundary over the years. A David Foster concert today is likely to feature pop, classical, R&B, pop rock and gospel.
Who are David Foster's musical influences?
David Foster may have influenced far more musicians throughout his career than those who have influenced him; however, he was definitely influenced by his time in England at the height of The Beatles' fame and his work for Chuck Berry and Bo Diddley.
When David Foster performs at charity events and the concert series Hit Man: David Foster & Friends, you can see him perform duets and collaborations with other famous musicians like Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bublé, Celine Dion, Kenny Babyface Edmonds, Josh Groban, Boz Skaggs, Kenny G, Peter Cetera, Blake Shelton and Cheryl Lynn. At other concerts, he may perform solo or with his wife, Katharine McPhee.
What instruments does David Foster play in concert?
David Foster has a wide array of musical skills. You might hear a variety of instruments incorporated into a David Foster experience, such as the piano, French horn, synthesizer and keyboard.Back to Top
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