About Stephen Foster

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Stephen Foster

Stephen Foster is the 2020 recipient of the Donald Meade Legacy Jazz  Griot Award. He is a native New Orleanian, Music educator, musician, and  arranger. He is a product of St. Augustine High School, University of  Arkansas - Pine Bluff, Loyola University, and Band Director’s Academy  Jazz at Lincoln Center. Stephen’s inspiration hails from studying  Conducting/Orchestration under the tutelage of Dr. Ernest G. Chachere.  He founded the Children’s Academy of Music, Mid-City Full Arts Workshop,  Foster Family programs and developed the Jazz education curriculum for  Stax Music Academy. He is a member of AAJC and the Quincy Jones Muzik  Consortium. Using a holistic approach, he has inspired thousands of  students over 46 years to become viable, contributing professionals in  our society.

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Stephen Foster presents Alaina McClue sing “All of Me”

Stephen Foster presents Alaina McClue sing “All of Me” with the Foster Family Programs Youth Jazz Orchestra 2016

Stephen Foster presents FFP Youth Jazz Orchestra

"Feeling Good" by Director Stephen Foster with ALAINA McCLUE & The F.F.P. Orchestra

Stephen Foster presents Alaina McCLUE & The Foster Family Programs Orchestra @ The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival 2017 Preforming " FEELING GOOD.

The Stephen Foster Family Mid City School Of Music 1/3

The Stephen Foster Family Mid City School Of Music 1/3 

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New Orleans School Of Music. Foster's Mid City Ensemble. Kwami Foster , Spinal Muscular Atrophy.

The Stephen Foster Family Mid City School Of Music 2/3

The Stephen Foster Family Mid City School Of Music Part 2 of 3. 

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New Orleans School Of Music. Foster's Mid City Ensemble. Kwami Foster , Spinal Muscular Atrophy

The Stephen Foster Family Mid City School Of Music 3/3

The Stephen Foster Family Mid City School Of Music Part 3 of 3. 

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New Orleans School Of Music. Foster's Mid City Ensemble. Kwami Foster , Spinal Muscular Atrophy

St. Augustine High School Alumni Band

St. Augustine High School Alumni Band Directed by Mr. Stephen Foster