The CD 'By Storm' is a variety of contemporary instrumental selections from Smooth Jazz to New Age with a touch of Latin & Blues. The tracks are completely original pieces orchestrated by Ken around the beautiful sounds of Ken Foster's grand piano, along with help from members of the Ken Foster Trio. Ken Foster received his Bachelor of Music and postgraduate education from the University of Utah, BYU and the Sound Column Companies in Jazz Theory and Composition, Jazz & Classical Piano Performance, Piano Pedagogy and Recording Production. (& from years of experimenting, improvising, practicing, & performing) He has also studied with some of the most brilliant performing and creative musicians of our time including Ted Johnson, Low Farr (Julliard), Eileen Sherrin, Shelly Hide, Dr. Jay Welch, Henry Wolking (National Jazz Association), Dr. Romero Cortez (two time ASCAP composer winner), Dr. Paul Pollei (founder of Gina Baucheur Competition), Bruce Reich and others. He has written extensively for TV, Film, Theater, and Video, Producing music for PBS, education videos, documentaries, commercials (receiving Gold & Silver Advertising Awards of Excellence), infomercials, theater, and film. Including: Tails of the Rails, Trail of Dreams, Legacy West, Great Silver Mine Adventure (in Park City,Utah), Probing the Genetic Universe with Leonard Nemoy, Lean & Free 2000, Blue Cross and Blue Shield, First Security Banks, KSL-Prime Time Access, Small Business Administration, Nuskin International, numerous Church videos and films, and many other commercials and productions. He has helped produce many private label CD's as well as his own. Ken is an active piano artist, performing regularly as a soloist, studio musician, and with his Trio. A partial list of credits that Ken and members of his band have performed with include: Donny & Marie Osmond, Osmonds-Next Generation, Roy Clark, The Letterman, Andy Williams, Anna Connie, Johnny Ray, Regis Philbin, Helen Forrest, Sherie Lewis, Pied Pipers, Dennis Day, Sunshade & Rain, Robert Peterson, Statler Brothers, Karl Malone (formerly Utah Jazz now LA Lakers) on the main stage of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas & Reno, Joseph and his Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat with David Osmond, Salt Lake 2002 Olympics, Utah Governors's Convention on Marriage and for the Utah Musical Theatre Association.
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