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Ronnie Foster Trio & Reuben Wilson Trio
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Ronnie Foster Trio & Reuben Wilson Trio

Sep 23
Miner Auditorium
SunSep 23

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7:00 PM

$25

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ABOUT RONNIE FOSTER
A versatile keyboardist and frequent collaborator with guitarist George Benson, Foster is best known for his funk-laced 70s Blue Note sides that have earned a cult-like devotion since being rediscovered by crate diggers and hip-hop artists. The track “Mystic Brew” from Foster’s landmark 1972 Blue Note debut Two-Headed Freap has been sampled by artists including A Tribe Called Quest, J. Cole and Madlib, and was covered by pianist and former SFJAZZ Resident Artistic Director Vijay Iyer on his 2009 trio album Historicity. Foster appeared on Stevie Wonder’s iconic Songs in the Key of Life and albums by Grant Green, The Jacksons, and Stanley Turrentine.

ABOUT REUBEN WILSON
The superlative organist Reuben Wilson continues to ride a resurgence of interest in his music, beginning with five groove-heavy Blue Note sessions that are foundational to today’s hip-hop and the 1980s “acid-jazz” movement popularized by British DJ Gilles Peterson. Wilson’s greasy grooves have provided the foundation to tracks by A Tribe Called Quest, Nas, DJ Q-Bert, and acid-jazz pioneers Us3, and he continues to tour and record as a solo artist and as part of the Godfathers of Groove with guitarist Grant Green Jr. and legendary session drummer Bernard “Pretty” Purdie.

Personnel

REUBEN WILSON TRIO
Reuben Wilson Hammond B-3 organ
Johnny DeFrancesco guitar
Carmen Intorre drums

RONNIE FOSTER TRIO
Ronnie Foster
Hammond B-3 organ
Jake Langley guitar
Jess Gopen drums

Wilson shows no signs of slowing down. Any collection of tunes from this elder statesman of jazz organ is well worth listening to.

JazzTimes

Personnel

REUBEN WILSON TRIO
Reuben Wilson Hammond B-3 organ
Johnny DeFrancesco guitar
Carmen Intorre drums

RONNIE FOSTER TRIO
Ronnie Foster
Hammond B-3 organ
Jake Langley guitar
Jess Gopen drums

Wilson shows no signs of slowing down. Any collection of tunes from this elder statesman of jazz organ is well worth listening to.

JazzTimes

Watch & Listen

Ronnie Foster

Mystic Brew

Reuben Wilson

Hot Rod

Ronnie Foster

Mystic Brew

Reuben Wilson

Hot Rod