Instructor: Terry Foster
No image available Biography: Having studied piano since age 5 and played in dance and rock bands, Terry Foster brings a wealth of musical knowledge. He has accompanied blues singers and loves this genre of pop music. An experienced teacher, he has a doctorate in education and is co-founder of Senior College, OLLI's predecessor.

Classes by this instructor

This repeat course traces the history of "blues" through female singers, primarily African-American, who for the most part started in the 1920s taking the blues tradition away from men who had sung them since the Civil War. You will meet "Ma" Rainey, Alberta Hunter, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Janis Joplin, and E. G. Kight, to name a few. "Torch singers" will include Lena Horne, Julie London, and Sarah Vaughn. You will also meet obscure singers whom time has for the most part forgotten.


September 13, 2017 to November 1, 2017, Wishcamper Center, Room 102