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Kendra Foster / Bio

Born and raised in Tallahassee, Florida, Kendra Foster has been studying, performing and melding music with unstoppable passion. Her style defies classification but contains elements of R&B, Jazz, Funk, Rock, Gospel, Hip-Hop,Classical, Electronica, and World. Having performed with many bands during collegiate life including Fish-N--Grits, RastaFunk, and Smoke, a band that specialized in covering the work of Parliament/Funkadelic, Kendra came full circle when funk mastermind George Clinton invited her to sign a production deal and tour with P-Funk. She studied Jazz and Commercial Music at Florida A&M University before her stint with Parliament/Funkadelic. The works that combined into being her solo debut album featured the musical brilliance of P-Funk alumni Bernie Worrell, Blackbyrd McKnight, and Belita Woods, and showcased her conscious, street-wise, dreamy, and hopeful spirit. Her influences include Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Nancy Wilson, Billy Holliday, Ella Fitzgerald, Belita Woods, Brides of Funkenstein, Chaka Khan, Sade, Kim Burrell, Mavis Staples, Aretha Franklin, Prince, Stevie Wonder, Parliament/Funkadelic, D'Angelo, Bjork, Donny Hathaway, Bob Marley, Mary J Blige, Lauryn Hill, Erykah Badu, and Meshell N'degeocello. Excited about her next solo album with extraordinary producer Kelvin Wooten to be released, Kendra views this work as a "channeling" a continuing of an multidimensional ministry. Always effortlessly eclectic, Kendra looks forward to being associated with many sounds. Also a major dream fulfilled, she has been writing with the incomparable D'angelo on his forthcoming album and touring as background vocalist in his Vanguard since his first tour in a decade (Jan 2012). Her endless devotion to music, combined with her radiating spirit and soul-powered vocals, make Kendra a truly unique voice in American music.

General Info

Band Members
Chris Pattishall - Keyboard, jacob webb - Bass, Nathan Webb - Drums
Artist Name
Kendra Foster
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/kendrafoster
Genres
R&B/Soul

Contact Info

Location
Brooklyn, NY
Manager
Rashidi Hendrix

Similar Artists

  • Ms. Lauryn Hill
  • Björk
  • Sade
  • Chaka Khan
  • D'Angelo