Gary Foster

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Birthday
25, 1936
Birthplace
Leavenworth, KS
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
25, 1936 (age 82)
Birthplace
Leavenworth, KS

About

Multireedist collaborator on many Grammy, Academy, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award-winning soundtracks. He has worked as a music teacher at various institutions, including Pasadena City College.

Before Fame

When he was fifteen, he started playing at Leavenworth VFW Hall dances and moved to Los Angeles where he went on to play with the Toshiko Akiyoshi-Lew Tabackin Big Band.

Trivia

He was the recipient of the Most Valuable Player Award from the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

Family Life

He was born in Leavenworth, Kansas.

Associated With

One of Foster's earliest influences was Count Basie.