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.

David Foster bringing big names to Vancouver for foundation’s charity concert

David Foster 2017 foundation gala concert

A star formation musician is coming for a concert to Vancouver in October for the thirtieth anniversary of the David Foster Foundation.

Concert tickets are already on sale for the event on October 21st.

On Monday, the foundation announced its first wave of confirmed presentations:  Steven Tyler, Jay Leno, Robin Thicke, The Tenors, Matteo Bocelli and Laura Bretan. Other musicians will come, they said in a press release.

Tickets for the gala concert at Rogers Arena cost from $ 49 to $ 119, plus taxes.

“The portion of concerts on our 30th anniversary gala will be one of the biggest nights of Vancouver music, as David Foster is joined by Steven Tyler and a handful of remarkable entertainers,” said Michael Ravenhill, CEO of David Foster Foundation.

Over the past 30 years, the foundation said they spent millions to cover non-medical expenses for more than 1,000 Canadian families with children undergoing rescue organ transplants.

The foundation also promotes the registration of organ donors.

“Over 90% of Canadians support organ donor registration, but less than 25% of us are registered,” added Ravenhill. “When families face the most difficult times of their lives – when their baby is sick and needs a transplant – our role is to come alongside the family and take that financial weight so that they can concentrate on the whole their focus on the baby and do not have to worry about losing their home or wondering where they are to get the money to pay their bills.

Foster, originally from Victoria, was won 16 Grammys in his career. He founded his eponymous foundation in Victoria in 1986.

David Foster Foundation 30th Anniversary Miracle Concert
Sat, 10/21 09:00 PM
Rogers Arena, Vancouver, BC

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David Foster to be a judge in Asia’s Got Talent season 2

Asia’s Got Talent new edition is starting with a 2-hour world premier October 12, 2017 at 7.30 Pm JKT/BKK on AXN.

David Foster is among the judges with Anguun and Jay Park.

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From its first season on AXN, Asia’s Got Talent has established its place as the most powerful platform in the region to launch aspiring stars. Jay Park, an award-winning platinum multi-artist, CEO and founder of two successful record labels, takes the hot seat alongside the show’s returning judges, producer David Foster, 16 Grammy winner and Anggun, international singer and world winner Music Award.

The record set, which has established record of votes for the general kind of English entertainment in 2015, will return to AXN in October. During 10 episodes – consisting of five judgments, three semifinals, the final and the results show – competitors will ” fight ” for the $ 100,000 grand prize.

 

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Here’s a few great moments from the PBS SoCal event celebrating the holiday season


with Kristin Chenoweth and the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus


with Peter Cetera


with Babyface


with Brenna Whitaker

Here’s a few great moments from the PBS SoCal event celebrating the holiday season with a few special guests … #Christmas #HolidayMusic #SoCal

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videos: David Foster Peter Cetera performing at the 2014 PBS SoCal holiday event

Peter Cetera performs his hit song with David Foster at the 2014 PBS SoCal holiday event

David Foster at the 2014 PBS SoCal Holiday event

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