Chris Foster

Chris Foster has been active in the Jazz community since he began his Jazz piano performance degree at WAAPA in 2000.

Since completing course Chris has toured both nationally and internationally and shared the stage with acclaimed artists including Terrell Stafford, Frank Foster, Ed Partyka, Ernest Ranglan, Ian Hendrickson-Smith and Dave Guy (Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings) James Morrison, Don Burrows, and Graeme Lyall.

Chris furthered his music studies in 2011 with the completion of an honours degree in Jazz Piano performance at WAAPA. Chris has held residences at many of Perth's popular live music venues and is also featured regularly at The Ellington Jazz club. Chris is an integral part of several ongoing creative projects including the jazz outfits Abbey | Foster | Falle and TRISK and Hip Hop music production commitments with Optamus, Downsyde and Coin Banks.

Chris has been a jazz piano educator for over 10 years and teaches at WAAPA, Hale School and St. Stephen's School.