Jonathan Foster |

Jonathan Foster

Jonathan Foster

Calvin Rainwater, Cross In The Desert United Methodist Church

Jonathan Foster was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and began his love of music and playing drums when he was 2 years old banging on his mom's pots and pans.
Coming from a long line of musicians as my great grandmother played piano in movie theatres and taught piano and my Great Uncle played almost every wind/brass instrument.

I began playing drums in Elementary band when I was 10 years old and continued all the way through sophomore year of high school. Though air drumming and playing on couch cushions and soft fabric chairs was a common instrument growing up. I received my first drum set when I was 13 years old and I would practice day and night inside of a garage. I unfortunately lost my first drum set, but then was gifted with my Hunter Green Mapex V-Series which I still have to this day. Then in 2019 I completely updated my drumkit to a Mapex Armory Series.

I joined my first band when I was 15 years old with a couple of guys from church who wanted to play Blink-182 music. This didn't last very long. Then at age 17 years old when I went and played for my church’s youth group and then up to main worship all with-in a year of playing. This gig would last 3.5 years. In 2006 I discovered a Sunday night jam session. It was this experience for the next 8 years I would really understand myself not only as a drummer but someone who learn various types of music. This opportunity lead to some subbing work with a local band Johnny Anonymous.

In 2012, I answered a craigslist ad for another church worship band in NE Phoenix. I’m still currently active with this church and what this church has taught me I can take the arraignment and make it my own.

In 2016 my drumming career took a positive direction when I was hired to become the drummer in my current band Calvin Rainwater. This was the first time I would experience a plethora of people who really love Calvin’s music and it showed when we packed a bar for a CD release of Sinners & Saints in 2017, and then again when we were showcased in the Big Sting music festival in Prescott Arizona.

In 2020 my band just released a song entitled Her Leaving On The Way.

My Soultone Set: 

13” Custom Brilliant Hi-Hat
14” Custom Brilliant Hi-Hat
18” Explosion Crash
20” Explosion Crash
20” Custom Brilliant Ride