Guitarist plays 2 shows at jazz club in Truckee
June 21, 2007
It’s time to go back to school jazz fans.
Jazz guitarist Mimi Fox performs at Moody’s Bistro & Lounge in Truckee on Friday and Saturday, June 29-30.
Fox is chair of the Guitar Department at the innovative Jazzschool in Berkeley and adjunct professor at New York University. She has appeared as guest clinician at the University of Southern California, Musician’s Institute of Technology, CalArts, University of Connecticut, University of Oregon and the Britt Music Festival.
Fox is a featured player on a tour of women guitarists billed “La Guitara,” which explores the contribution of women to the evolution of modern guitar.
Fox will entertain audiences with selections from her seventh release as a leader, the two-CD set “Perpetually Hip,”
Six-string musician Joe Pass once said Fox “plays with tremendous fire. She can do pretty much anything she wants on the guitar.”
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Fox’s masterful command of the fretboard has led to her being named a “Rising Star” in four consecutive Down Beat International Critics Polls. She was also profiled in that magazine’s feature, “66 Hot 6-Stringers: Down Beat’s Look at the Guitarists Making Today’s Scene,” which presented “66 guitarists in the worlds of jazz, blues and beyond whose work is innovating, invigorating and perpetuating the guitar tradition.”
Born in New York City, Fox started playing drums at 9, and then guitar when she was 10. She began touring out of high school and eventually moved to San Francisco in 1979, where she became a sought-after musician. Since then, Fox has performed with guitarists Charlie Byrd and Charlie Hunter as well as with Grammy-award winning saxophonist David Sanchez, saxophonist Don Lanphere, Manhattan Transfer’s Janis Siegel, Hammond B3 organ virtuosos Barbara Dennerlien and Dr. Lonnie Smith and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington. She also has shared the bill with Diana Krall, Stevie Wonder, Kenny Burrell and John Sebastian and has appeared as guest soloist with several orchestras, including Orchestra Sonoma, performing her original scores.
Moody’s is at 10007 Bridge Street in Truckee. For reservations, call (530) 587-8688 or visit http://www.moodysbistro.com.