David Foster received an award presented by Quincy Jones at 2017 Grammy Museum Gala

David Foster Quincy Jones Award Grammy Museum 2017

David Foster is the best vocal producer around.

(Dianne Warren)

On a record night that has raised more than $ 1 million, the Grammy Museum honored superstar producer David Foster  with an award at his third annual gala on Tuesday.

Taken at The Nuvo in Los Angeles, the proceeds of the event fund the Grammy Museum and its educational and musical conservation programs.

Calling Foster’s “brother of a different mother,” and “one of the most talented musicians in the world,” Quincy Jones – one of the few musicians who can claim more Grammy by Foster (27 trophies to 16) – presented Foster’s award-winning architects, recalling their long history of working together on a record of Brothers Johnson in the ’70s.

David Foster received the award from Quincy Jones


Grammy Museum Gala Honoring David Foster – Red Carpet

Foster accepted his award, tackling what he called a “real crisis” with music education in schools. He continued praising one of his high-school teachers who encouraged him to learn a new instrument every three months to ensure that Foster had at least a close understanding of so many possible tools.

The man behind “The Prayer”

As noted in a movie, Foster has written, produced, arranged or played tracks that have sold cumulatively more than 500 million copies, including Whitney Houston’s version of “I Will Always Love You”, Earth Wind & Fire, “After the Love Is Gone, “Remake of Natalie Cole of” Unforgettable “,” The Power of Love “by Celine Dion and” Everything to Me “,” The Prayer “by Josh Groban and hundreds of others.

Diane Warren, who had several songs produced by Foster, including Tony Braxton’s 1996 album, “Un-break My Heart”, told Billboard: “Not only is David a genius musician, he’s a song guy. He’s the best vocal producer around. He’ll take a singer further than they think they can go.”

That ability was evident as singer after singer, including Pia Toscano, Ruben Studdard and Katharine McPhee (Foster swore that the American Idol connection was coincident), fluttered their impressive vocal muscles during an hour’s homage to Foster’s work, which also included interpreters Shelea and Fernando Varela. Foster accompanied the artists to the piano, while rebuilding some of his greatest achievements. “We debated about what to do and then, being a control freak, I decided to do it myself,” Foster joked about the entertainment of the evening.

In addition to revenue from tickets purchased for the event, a lively auction earned more than half a million, including two Foster’s home concerts that went for $ 225,000 each.

Diana Krall Exclusive from Huffington Post

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DIANA KRALL’S “I’M NOT IN LOVE” EXCLUSIVE

The Diana Krall gang describe the her new album Wallflower…

Produced by 16-time GRAMMY® Award-winning producer David Foster, Wallflower finds Krall breaking new ground with her interpretations of some of the greatest pop songs of all time. The album features popular classics from the late 60’s to present day that have inspired Krall since her early years, as well as an unreleased composition from Paul McCartney (“If I Take You Home Tonight”).

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Wallflower:
California Dreamin’
Desperado
Superstar
Alone Again (Naturally) duet with Michael Bublé
Wallflower
If I Take You Home Tonight
I Can’t Tell You Why
Sorry Seems To Be The Hardest Word
Operator (That’s Not The Way It Feels)
I’m Not In Love
Feels Like Home duet with Bryan Adams
Don’t Dream It’s Over

Wallflower will be available on February 3rd and can be pre-ordered now at Amazon: http://amzn.to/1xXwTPG

Source: Diana Krall and Scott Weiland Exclusives, Plus Chatting With JAL’s Girish Malik, Bickram Gosh & Sonu Nigam | Mike Ragogna.

Video: Kenny Rogers – All My Life

Arranged By [Strings], Conductor [Strings] – Jeremy Lubbock
Backing Vocals – David Foster, Joe Chemay, Terry Williams
Bass – Joe Chemay
Drums – Michael Baird*
Engineer – Al Schmitt, Jr.*, Humberto Gatica
Guitar and Solo – Steve Lukather
Keyboards – David Foster
Producer – David Foster, Kenny Rogers
Written-By – D. Robbins*, J. Silbar*, V. Stephenson*

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Video: The Power of One ~ Donna Summer ( Pokémon the Movie 2000 Soundtrack )

Acoustic Guitar – Dean Parks
Arranged By – David Foster, Nathan DiGesare
Co-producer – Bruce Sudano, Nathan DiGesare
Engineer – Felipe Elgueta, Stuart Brawley
Guitar – Steve Lukather
Mixed By – Mick Guzauski
Producer – David Foster
Programmed By [Additional Synthesizer] – Felipe Elgueta
Programmed By [Synthesizer] – Nathan DiGesare
Written By – Mark Chait, Mervyn Warren

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Video: Will You Still Love Me? [Alternate Version]

Will You Still Love Me? [Alternate Version]

Chicago

℗ 1986 Warner Bros. Records.

Released on: 2009-02-03

Writer: David Foster
Writer: R. Baskin
Writer: T. Keane

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