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Jim Fox: Bio

Guitarist, composer, Jim Fox, a graduate of the Berklee College of Music (Cum Laude, Distinguished Performance Faculty Award), has toured the world and recorded with artists such as Frank Sinatra, Jr., Barry Manilow, Bette Midler, Patrick Williams, Rosemary Clooney, Dean Martin, Jack Jones, Debby Boone, Rod Stewart, Michael Feinstein, Kenny Rankin, Laurendo Almeida, Steve Lawrence, Gordon Lightfoot, James Darren, The Temptations, Bill Conti and with symphonies including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, symphony orchestras of most major U.S. cities, Woody Herman, Henry Mancini and Percy Faith Orchestras. Fox has performed for six U.S. Presidents, His Serene Highness Prince Ranier of Monaco, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of York, The Duke of Windsor Edward VII, Princess Caroline of Sweden, and other heads of state.
A partial list of TV and film work includes La Bamba, Beaches, Water For Elephants, The Presidio, Tap, Raising Helen, What Women Want, She’s So Lovely, The Heidi Chronicles, Cheers, Wings, Can’t Hurry Love, Caroline In The City, Married With Children, Dallas, Hotel, Knott's Landing, Love Boat, The Tonight Show, Jimmy Kimmel Live, TV and radio commercials.

Fox can be heard playing jazz with such artists as The Flying Pisanos, Bob Bain, Chuck Berghofer, Bob Sheppard, Kenny Davern, Dan Higgins, Bill Watrus, Gary Foster, and festivals such as Monterey Jazz Festival, Playboy Jazz Festival, Kool Jazz Festival, Santa Barbara Jazz Festival, California Cool Jazz Festival, Stockholm, Montreaux, Pori Finland, French Riviera, Istambul, San Sebastian, many other European festivals, Ventura Music Under The Stars and Oak Leaf Festival. Jim’s regular participation in John Pisano’s Guitar Night has been a source of pride and pleasure, performing with fine guitarists Dan Sawyer, Herb Ellis, Barry Zweig, Ron Anthony, Jon Kurnick, John Chiodini, Pat Kelley, Mitch Holder …

Teaching credits include instruction for the Eastman School of Music Summer Music Monterey program, California Lutheran University, Berklee College of Music Clinics, Windward School, and the Dick Grove School and Fox has been an artist/consultant for Heritage Guitars, Fender Musical Instruments, Yamaha Musical Instruments, Carruthers Guitars, Groove Tube Electronics and Polytone Musical Instruments.