What's Hot With Jazz Guitar: Jim Fox

Jim Fox is a rare and gifted guitar player, one that is following in the footsteps of one of my all time favorite guitarists, Joe Pass.

Just like Joe, Jim is an accompanist of the first order, however when he strikes out on his own, as he has done on his latest recording 'Sunburst', it is pure magic. His new CD of solo jazz guitar is brilliantly performed... a real joy to listen to. Jim has a lot of examples from this recording on his web page at CD Baby. Check them out and buy this CD.

Jim Fox Online Bio

Guitarist, composer, Jim Fox, a graduate of the Berklee College of Music (Cum Laude, Distinguished Performance Faculty Award), has toured the world and recorded with many fine artists, such as Frank Sinatra, Jr., Barry Manilow, Rosemary Clooney, Rod Stewart, Michael Feinstein, Kenny Rankin, David Benoit, Laurendo Almeida, Steve Lawrence, Gordon Lightfoot, James Darren, The Temptations, Bill Conti, Los Angeles Philharmonic and symphonies in many major U.S. cities, Woody Herman Orchestra, Henry Mancini Orchestra, Adam Sandler, Tony Danza, and many others.

TV and film work includes La Bamba, Beaches, The Presidio, Tap, Raising Helen, What Women Want, She's So Lovely, The Heidi Chronicles, Cheers, Wings, Can't Hurry Love, Caroline In The City, Married With Children, The Tonight Show, numerous TV and radio commercials, and more.

Jim has performed for the last six U.S. Presidents, His Serene Highness Prince Ranier of Monaco, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of York, The Duke of Windsor Edward VII, Princess Caroline of Sweden, and other heads of state, as well as teaching at all levels, including the Eastman School of Music Summer Music Monterey program, California Lutheran University, Berklee College of Music Clinics, Windward School, and the Dick Grove School.

He can be heard from time to time playing jazz with such artists as The Flying Pisanos, Bob Bain, Chuck Berghofer, Bob Sheppard, Ray Pizzi, Bill Watrus, Gary Foster, and many others at various concert, club, and festival venues such as Monterey Jazz Festival, Playboy Jazz Festival, Kool Jazz Festival, Santa Barbara Jazz Festival, California Cool Jazz Festival and Oak Leaf Festival. Jim's regular participation in John Pisano's Guitar Night has been a source of pride and pleasure, performing with fine guitarists Dan Sawyer, Herb Ellis, Barry Zweig, Ron Anthony, Jon Kurnick, John Chiodini, Pat Kelley, Mitch Holder ...

Jim has been an artist/consultant for Heritage Guitars, Fender Musical Instruments, Yamaha Musical Instruments, Carruthers Guitars, Groove Tube Electronics and Polytone Musical Instruments.

Jim Fox on the web:
http://www.jimfoxguitar.com/home.html
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/foxjim

Doc Dosco is a jazz guitarist, composer and audio consultant living in Los Angeles, CA. His website is located at http://www.docdosco.com, where you can find more information on the 'What's Hot in Jazz Guitar' columns, audio clips of Doc's playing, and many additional features. Doc endorse Heritage Guitars and is a featured artist on their website. He also endorses the new Pignose Valve Tube Amps, great for jazz (and anything else!)

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