As a virtuosic improviser who’s collaborated with many of jazz’s greatest figures, Mimi Fox has earned her spot in the jazz guitar pantheon. But the jazz tradition is only one of the powerful currents feeding her music. Her just-released 11th album, This Bird Still Flies, transforms folk tunes, jazz standards, original compositions and popular songs into exquisitely crafted improvisational vehicles.
A six-time winner of Down Beat Magazine’s International Critics Poll, Fox is recognized as one of the most eloquent six-string improvisers on the scene. While she’s best known for wielding her namesake Heritage Guitar Mimi Fox Signature model arch-top, spinning solos that unfurl with surprise twists, Fox is equally spellbinding on six and 12-string acoustic guitars.
Over the years she’s performed and recorded with an intergenerational who’s who of jazz guitar stars, including Charlie Byrd, Charlie Hunter and some of jazz’s most commanding players, including Branford Marsalis, Diana Krall and Janis Siegel. Stepping outside of pure jazz contexts, she’s shared stages with legends such as Peter Yarrow and Stevie Wonder, and performed widely at festivals including the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Newport Folk Festival, and the Kennedy Center.
"A prodigious talent who has not only mastered the traditional forms but has managed to reinvigorate them." - Guitar Player Magazine