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Mimi Fox – Guitar | Solo Sacred Space | SFJAZZ

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Date(s) - 06/22/2014
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Church of the Advent of Christ the King


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“Mimi was quite a revelation, I was just knocked out. It’s not just that her technique is amazing, it’s that she sounded very original to me.” — Jim Hall

“While Fox makes her first impression with her technical skills, it’s her emotional depth as a player that leaves an enduring mark.” — DownBeat

“Fox plays with tremendous fire. She can do pretty much do anything she wants on her instrument.” — Joe Pass

While Mimi Fox has been a San Francisco Bay Area resident for decades, hometown opportunities to catch this globetrotting guitar star are few and far between. A blazing straight-ahead fret master who combines bebop-infused technique with an abundance of soul, Fox spins solos that unfurl with surprise twists like expertly tailored short stories. She has performed and recorded with some of the most commanding players in jazz, including saxophonists Branford Marsalis and David Sánchez, vocalists Abbey Lincoln, Diana Krall and Janis Siegel and Hammond B-3 organ masters Barbara Dennerlein and Dr. Lonnie Smith. Among fellow guitarists, Fox has collaborated with a multi-generational who’s-who, including Kenny Burrell, Charlie Byrd and Charlie Hunter. Her latest release, Standards, Old and New, is a masterful solo recording of classic American songs and treasured stand-bys of the jazz repertoire, which Fox will doubtless draw from for this rare solo appearance in the sacred space of the Advent Church.


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