Lorraine Foster’s first love has always been jazz and her earliest influence was Ella Fitzgerald.
Heralded as one of Toronto’s finest jazz vocalists, she has performed extensively for major hotels, clubs, jazz festivals, radio and TV. In the 70s she appeared regularly on the Bob McLean Show and the Tommy Hunter Show on CBC Television.
In 1991, Lorraine moved to Vancouver and joined legendary Dal Richards and his orchestra. She worked with Dal for eleven years, all the while headlining Vancouver’s hottest venues.
Lorraine has recorded with legendary Linton Garner and the internationally acclaimed Oliver Jones. In 2021 she released her latest album “In a Mellow Tone” with the multi-talented Miles Black.
A staple of the Canadian jazz scene, Lorraine Foster has come to be recognized and loved as one of Canada's foremost ladies of jazz.