Mimi Fox Trio

Mimi Fox Trio

Friday, September 23, 8:00pm
at Swedish American Hall

Mimi Fox
Tribute to Jimmy & Wes Series: Dedications  

Mimi Fox Trio

While Mimi Fox has been a 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. And after a string of critically praised albums, she’s recently released a captivating DVD, Mimi Fox: Live at the Palladium — a consistently exhilarating trio session. For her SFJAZZ date, Fox pays tribute to the immortal recordings of Jimmy Smith and Wes Montgomery, with another organ trio that features Matt Clark, one of the Bay Area’s hottest keyboard players.

Artist Personnel

Mimi Fox guitar
Matt Clark hammond B-3 organ
Akira Tana drums 

Artist Website

"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