Tom Coster

American composer and keyboardist Tom Coster was born August 21, 1941. Detroit-born, Coster was raised in San Francisco. He played accordion and piano as a child, and continued his education through college. Coster also spent five years as a U.S. Air Force Band musician. Coster has played with and/or composed for many groups and musicians including The Loading Zone, Gabor Szabo, Carlos Santana, Billy Cobham, Third Eye Blind, Coryell/Coster/Smith, Claudio Baglioni, Stu Hamm, Boz Scaggs, Zucchero and Bobby Holiday, Joe Satriani, Frank Gambale, and Vital Information. Coster was also a leader in Fantasy, Headfirst and JVC’s jazz fusion group. Coster’s most well-known compositions include “Europa” (Earth’s Cry Heaven’s Smile), “Flor D’Luna” (Moonflower), and “Dance, Sister, Dance(Baila Mi Hermana),” both performed by Santana and “The Perfect Date”, performed by Vital Information. Tom Coster, Jr., is his son. From Wikipedia

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