The photo shown in this blog was created by Pamela Eaton-Ford.
If you are a musician that played at Seattle's New Orleans Creole Restaurant over the past 25 years, you probably saw longtime employee Foster Williams there. Foster died of cancer on November 9, 2009. He was 74 years old.
I used to hang out with Foster occasionally and tip a few in the bar at the New Orleans. He was quite the music fan and a Korean War veteran.
A memorial for Foster will be held at the New Orleans on Sunday, January 17th, from 2:00 to 6:00 PM. Owner Gaye Anderson tells me that the jazz bands that play the regular Monday through Thursday night gigs at the club will be performing. Greg Roberts and I are planning on playing a few tunes at the gathering also.
Foster Williams - RIP