The music of composer and pianist Dave Fox, which is forward-looking but firmly grounded in the roots of American music with nods to European classical music, includes solo piano compositions, instrumental jazz, blues, and eclectic pop and rock. A native of North Carolina, Fox has collaborated with a wide range of well-known musicians, including Frank Gratkowski, Melissa Reaves, Eugene Chadbourne, Scott Sawyer, Bruce Eisenbeil, Mike Wezolowski, Wally West, Ron Brendle, Greg Hyslop, and Kenny Soule. Since beginning his recording career in 1999, he has released five jazz recordings and one rock/Americana album to critical acclaim.
“Fox’s approach on keyboards places the music squarely in the creative improvised sector and is anything but a compromise to popularity. He produces a plethora of diverse keyboard sounds; his attack is fully liberated, and his solos are well-designed, spontaneous outpourings.” Frank Rubolina, Cadence Magazine
While continuing his work with the Dave Fox Group, his well-known jazz quartet, other endeavors include The Meldavians (with Melissa Reaves and Scott Sawyer), and the Healing Blues Project. In addition, Fox is the regular pianist at Greensboro’s Thursday Night Cocktails and Jazz at the O.Henry Hotel, Greensboro’s popular jazz song series.
Between solo performances and all of his group concerts, Fox stays busy, performing, on average, fifty-plus shows a year. These are mostly in the Southeast, but occasionally he manages to play Europe, New York, and the Southwest. Recent engagements include performances in Raleigh, Nashville, Scottsdale,
R.J. Reynolds High School for the Performing Arts in Winston Salem, NC., and the Altamont Theatre in Asheville, NC.
Fox holds a Ed.D in Music Education from Teachers College, Columbia University, and undergraduate and masters degrees in Piano Performance from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. A full-time music professor at Greensboro College, Mr. Fox is also an instructor in piano at the prestigious John Coltrane Summer Camp in High Point, NC. His teaching at Greensboro College, where he has been for twenty years, include piano studies, piano proficiency, music fundamentals, music theory, music appreciation, composition, and directing the New Music Ensemble.
He resides in Greensboro, North Carolina with his wife Molly and various canines. He is originally from Meldavia, on the planet Teronus.
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