Wed October 30, 2024

Dynamic guitarist with virtuosic improvisation


Doors: 7:30 PM   Show: 8:00 PM

Following in the footsteps of hero Wes Montgomery, guitarist Mimi Fox leads a hot B3 organ trio. After touring and recording with such organ masters as Joey DeFrancesco and Barbara Dennerlein, she’ll showcase the format’s dynamic sound with a show covering everything from greasy blues and funk to luscious ballads and blazing bebop. Joining Mimi in the trio are Brian Ho and Lorca Hart. Both of whom have played with many jazz legends and together with Mimi, form an all-star group.

As a virtuosic improviser who’s collaborated with many of jazz’s greatest figures, Mimi has earned her spot in the jazz guitar pantheon. Her 12th and most recent album, One For Wes, is a consistently blazing centennial tribute to guitar legend Wes Montgomery featuring her smokin’ organ trio. The New York City Jazz Record describes the album as “a heartfelt tribute to the iconic musician, showcasing her exceptional skill and versatility across various musical styles.”

Mimi has been hailed by Guitar Player Magazine as “a prodigious talent who has not only mastered the traditional forms but has managed to reinvigorate them.” The internationally acclaimed guitarist and composer has been a winner of six consecutive DownBeat Magazine international critic’s polls.

Born in New York City, Fox started playing drums at nine and guitar when she was ten. When she was fourteen, she bought her first jazz album—John Coltrane’s Giant Steps—and the music changed the course of her life. She began touring right out of high school and eventually settled in the San Francisco Bay area where she became a sought-after player.

Fox has performed and recorded with many jazz greats, including fellow guitarists Charlie Byrd and Charlie Hunter; Grammy-nominated saxophonists Branford Marsalis and Houston Person; vocalists Abbey Lincoln and Diana Krall; and powerhouse drummer Terri Lyne Carrington. She has also shared the stage with music legend Stevie Wonder.

The guitarist has toured the world, playing such major festivals as the Montreal, Guinness Cork, Perth International, and Jamaica Spice Jazz Festivals. Stateside, she has headlined at elite venues such as Jazz At Lincoln Center, Monterey/Newport Festivals, The Kennedy Center, Yoshi’s and the Great American Music Hall among countless others.