Internationally renowned guitarist,composer, recording artist Mimi Fox has been named a winner in 6 consecutive Downbeat Magazine international critic’s polls and is one of the most widely acclaimed jazz guitarists on today’s scene.
Mimi has performed/recorded with Branford Marsalis, David Sanchez, Houston Person,
Don Lanphere, Abbey Lincoln, Diana Krall, Kevin Mahogany, Janis Siegal (Manhattan Transfer), Joey DeFrancesco, Barbara Dennerlein, Dr. Lonnie Smith, Terri Lyne Carrington, and fellow guitarists Charlie Byrd, Stanley Jordan, Charlie Hunter, and Mundell Lowe. She has also shared the stage with legends Stevie Wonder and John
Sebastian and was featured on La Guitara, a special project of Vanguard recording artist
Mimi has released eight highly acclaimed albums as a leader, including her two most recent on Steve Vai’s Favored Nations label. 2006’s double CD Perpetually Hip was hailed as a “masterwork” by scores of jazz publications.
Mimi maintains a whirlwind touring schedule, playing major festivals from New York to
Tokyo, including tours of the Caribbean, Japan, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, and
Europe. International festivals include the Montreal Jazz Festival, The Kennedy Center,
The Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, the Perth International Jazz Festival, and the
Monterey Jazz Festival among countless others. Stateside, she has headlined at elite
jazz venues, including the Blue Note, Merkin Concert Hall, Sweet Rhythm, and The
Village Gate in New York City, the Regattabar and Scullers in Boston, Blues Alley in
Washington DC, Triple Door and Jazz Alley in Seattle, and Yoshi’s and the Great
American Music Hall in San Francisco. Mimi Has appeared on numerous television
shows, including “BET on Jazz”, and as a guest on many radio shows, including NPR’s
“Piano Jazz” with Marian McPartland.
Mimi has also written and performed original scores for orchestras, documentary films
and dance projects while receiving grants from prestigious funders such as Meet the
Composer and the California Arts Council.
A respected and devoted educator with several popular books and CD-roms with Mel
Bay Publications and True Fire, Mimi conducts clinics worldwide and heads the guitar
department at the Jazz School in Berkeley, and is adjunct professor of jazz studies at
New York University.
Whether delivering jaw-dropping solo sets, performing dazzling duets with sympathetic
partners, or leading a hard-charging combo, Mimi is a consummate improviser who seizes the imagination of her listeners with her passion, soul and unerring ear for beauty.
“Mimi plays with tremendous fire, she can pretty much do anything she wants with the
guitar – Joe Pass