GLIDE’s Soul Kitchen: Emma Jean Foster Fiege

In collaboration with videographer Pete Lee, GLIDE presents its Soul Kitchen video series – a project featuring people from the GLIDE community sharing their music, poetry, or simply telling their stories. The GLIDE Sanctuary serves as a backdrop for these wonderfully intimate performances. This growing documentary series illustrates the passion, vibrance, and creative diversity of the GLIDE community.

Check out Emma Jean Foster Fiege’s moving performance of “Take that Space”

Emma Jean, a beloved member of GLIDE’s musical family, tells us, “Take that space it’s got your name on it… It applies to women who are going through addiction, women who do not have a clue that they have space.” Emma Jean co-facilitates The Healing Thru Negro Spirituals Drop-In support groups Wednesday afternoons at the GLIDE Women’s Center.

Since joining GLIDE over 30 years ago, Emma Jean Foster has sung lead vocals and or recorded with the following groups: John Turk Jr. and The Third Street Annex, Sylvester, Jeannie Foster ‘Band, The Chain of Fools of Santa Cruz, The Scott Brothers, The Soul Spots, Big Bang Beat, MVP, Joel Nelson Productions, Emma Jean Foster and American Soul, Emma Jean and The Soul Spots, Linda Tillery and The Cultural Heritage Choir, Eric Bibb, Michael Narada Walden, Tod Rudgren, Taj Mahal, Wilson Pickett, Sweet Honey In The Rock, and many others.

She has traveled all over the world with various groups performing at the following venues: Carnegie Hall in New York, The Berlin Jazz Festival in Berlin, Germany, The Edmonton Folk Music Festival, The San Francisco Opera House, Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, The Jasper Folk Music Festival, The Masonic Temple in San Francisco, The Mill Valley Film Festival, The Vancouver Folk Music Festival, The Kennedy Center, The Shanghai World Expo 2010 in China, The Music Museum in Amsterdam in the Netherlands and so many more.