– He was honoured with the architects of sound award
David Foster Honoured at the Grammy Museum Gala
The third annual Grammy Museum gala held at the The Novo by Microsoft on the Tuesday. At the event where a record-breaking $1 million was raised, legendary producer, David Foster was also honoured.
The award (architects of sound)was presented by multi-award winning musician and producer, Quincy Jones, who called Foster, “one of the most talented musicians in the world”. Jones also traced his long working relationship with David Foster as far back as 1970 when they worked on a Brothers Johnson record.
In his acceptance of the honour, Foster expressed concern about a “real crisis” with music education in schools. He also paid homage to his high school teacher who pushed him to learn a new instrument every three months in order to understand as many instruments as possible.
The museum also honoured Nathan Strayhorn, who also received the 2017 Jane Ortner Education Award. The award recognizes K-12 teachers who use music as a tool of education.
A lively auction also held at the Grammy museum gala which raised about a million dollars. Also, two house concerts by Foster were taken up for $225, 000 each.