We welcome legendary American Blue Note Records Artiste Ronnie Foster

We welcome legendary American Blue Note Records funk and soul jazz organist Ronnie Foster to the Funkgurus Artist Management roster. Ronnie's much-sampled Blue Note Records in the 1970s and has gained a cult following the emergence of acid jazz.

Ronnie has performed as a sideman with a wide range of musicians and frequently worked with guitarist George Benson, Grant Green, Grover Washington, Jr., Stanley Turrentine, Roberta Flack, Earl Klugh, Harvey Mason, Jimmy Smith, and Stevie Wonder, playing on Stevie's Songs in the Key of Life album.

The 2022 return of Ronnie Foster to Blue Note Records is an event of synergistic quintessence, completeness, and cool. “Ronnie Foster’s body of work looms large in Blue Note’s jazz legacy, and samples drawn from his recordings have been seminal in the shaping of hip-hop. He returns to the label 50 years later with more heart, soul, and groove than ever. We’re thrilled to welcome him back.” says Blue Note President Don Was.
Listeners the world over have heard Foster’s soulful playing, whether from his standout performance on “Summer Soft” from Stevie Wonder’s 1976 masterwork Songs In The Key Of Life, best-selling George Benson albums including Breezin’, or A Tribe Called Quest’s classic hip-hop track “Electric Relaxation,” which sampled Foster’s “Mystic Brew” from Two Headed Freap.