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

“Fox's clean playing incorporates exquisite harmonic constructions,
lightening-fast runs and arpeggios,deft use of natural and artificial harmonics,
tricky rhythmic phrasings,and captivating dynamics into an organic whole.”
- Guitar Player Magazine

“Fox distinguishes herself as a remarkably accomplished straightahead player
with flawless time,pristine execution,serious chops,a keen ear for chordal voicings
and reharmonizations, as well as possessing an inner urge to burn.”
- JazzTimes Magazine

Mimi Fox

Mimi Fox is an american jazz guitarist, composer and educator, and one of today's top elite jazz guitarists. She was winner in five consecutive Down Beat Magazine International Critics Polls (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007). Down Beat said She's The Woman was “everything guitar jazz is supposed to be,” while Guitar Player cited Mimi as “a prodigious talent who has not only mastered the traditional forms, but has managed to reinvigorate them.” In Cadence magazine, writer Jim Josselyn said of 2001's Standards, “This may be the finest solo jazz guitar playing I have ever heard.”

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Mimi Fox is Chair of the Guitar Department at the innovative Jazz School in Berkeley, California and adjunct professor at New York University. Mimi has appeared as guest clinician at the University of Southern California, Musician's Institute of Technology, CalArts, University of Connecticut, University of Oregon, the Britt Music Festival, and many others.

Learning jazz guitarist will be interested in her excellent “Jazz Anatomy1) and “Graduated Solos” interactive instructional videos published at True Fire Music.

Inspired by

John Coltrane “Giant Steps” album changed the course of her musical life.

Performed with

Mimi Fox has performed with fellow guitarists Charlie Byrd, Charlie Hunter, Stanley Jordan and Kenny Burrell, as well as with Grammy award winners saxophonist David Sanchez and The 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 shared the bill with a wide array of artists including Diana Krall, Stevie Wonder and John Sebastian. She has performed her original scores as guest soloist with several orchestras, including Orchestra Sonoma, has composed music for theater, film and dance, and has appeared on numerous television shows such as BET on Jazz.

1) along with Jazz Anatomy you get Mimi Fox arpeggio jazz guitar studies book (Arpeggio Studies On Jazz Standards) showing the basic jazz forms and how to comp and solo over each at Mel Bay Publications.