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Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Mimi Fox at Cultural Center Theatre

Published by Rich Van Voorst at 9:24 AM

Jazz Guitarist Mimi Fox will be performing in Port Charlotte on Sunday, March 16th at 7:30pm at the Cultural Center Theatre, sponsored by the Arts & Humanities Council of Charlotte county. For more information go to www.charlottearts.org

Fox started playing drums at nine, and then guitar when she was ten. She was inspired by the wide variety of music enjoyed by her family - show tunes, classical, Dixieland, Motown - and her own youthful inclination toward pop, folk, and R&B. When she was fourteen, she bought her first jazz album "because it was on sale." The one she chose had no guitarist, but she was "blown away" by it. That album, John Coltrane's classic "Giant Steps," changed the course of her musical life. She began touring right out of high school and eventually moved to San Francisco in 1979, where she became a sought-after musician. She is Chair of the Guitar Department at the innovative Jazz School in Berkeley, California and adjunct professor at New York University.

A seasoned player, Fox has performed with fellow guitarists Charlie Byrd, Charlie Hunter, Stanley Jordan and Kenny Burrell, as well as with Grammy award winners saxophonists Branford Marsalis and David Sanchez and Manhattan Transfer's Janis Siegel, saxophonist Don Lanphere, Hammond B3 organ virtuosos Barbara Dennerlien and Dr. Lonnie Smith, and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington. Fox has also appeared on numerous television and radio shows including BET on Jazz and NPR's Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland as well as many others. Mimi is the head of the Jazz Guitar department At The Jazz School in Berkeley California.


Mimi will also be giving a workshop for players on Saturday March 15th, from 6-8pm at the Charlotte County Chamber office.

When: Sunday March 15, 6-8pm
Where: 2702 Tamiami Tail, Port Charlotte FL, 33952
Call (941) 764-8100 to reserve space
Cost: $25 per person

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Mimi Fox at Cultural Center Theatre

Jazz Guitarist Mimi Fox will be performing in Port Charlotte on Sunday, March 16th at 7:30pm at the Cultural Center Theatre, sponsored by the Arts & Humanities Council of Charlotte county. For more information go to www.charlottearts.org

Fox started playing drums at nine, and then guitar when she was ten. She was inspired by the wide variety of music enjoyed by her family - show tunes, classical, Dixieland, Motown - and her own youthful inclination toward pop, folk, and R&B. When she was fourteen, she bought her first jazz album "because it was on sale." The one she chose had no guitarist, but she was "blown away" by it. That album, John Coltrane's classic "Giant Steps," changed the course of her musical life. She began touring right out of high school and eventually moved to San Francisco in 1979, where she became a sought-after musician. She is Chair of the Guitar Department at the innovative Jazz School in Berkeley, California and adjunct professor at New York University.

A seasoned player, Fox has performed with fellow guitarists Charlie Byrd, Charlie Hunter, Stanley Jordan and Kenny Burrell, as well as with Grammy award winners saxophonists Branford Marsalis and David Sanchez and Manhattan Transfer's Janis Siegel, saxophonist Don Lanphere, Hammond B3 organ virtuosos Barbara Dennerlien and Dr. Lonnie Smith, and drummer Terri Lyne Carrington. Fox has also appeared on numerous television and radio shows including BET on Jazz and NPR's Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland as well as many others. Mimi is the head of the Jazz Guitar department At The Jazz School in Berkeley California.


Mimi will also be giving a workshop for players on Saturday March 15th, from 6-8pm at the Charlotte County Chamber office.

When: Sunday March 15, 6-8pm
Where: 2702 Tamiami Tail, Port Charlotte FL, 33952
Call (941) 764-8100 to reserve space
Cost: $25 per person

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