Welcome back to the JazzCast! Today we have an interview with jazz pianist Donal Fox! He will be performing this Friday, April 10th, 2015, at AMP by Strathmore, located at 11810 Grand Park Avenue North Bethesda, MD 20852. Show starts at 8 pm.
With an encyclopedic ear and ravishing technique, Donal Fox draws on a vast repertoire in this solo piano concert that includes works by and based on J.S. Bach, Thelonious Monk, George Frideric Handel, John Coltrane, Frédéric Chopin, Radiohead, Robert Schumann, Ornette Coleman, John Dowland, Horace Silver and more.
Here are some additional questions that we didn’t get a chance to look at:
SG: Do you have any projects you’re working on, or any upcoming concerts or releases?
DF: Touring with my Inventions Trio this year with the great Cuban drummer, percussionist Dafnis Prieto in the drum chair. Lot’s of solo piano concerts and special duet concerts with cellist Maya Beiser and the Fox Wolf Duo with Warren Wolf on vibraphone.
Donal Fox Inventions Trio
Newman Center for the Performing Arts
Cal Performances, Zellerbach Hall
Chautauqua Institute Amphitheater
Fox Wolf Duo
Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts
SG: Any good books you recommend?
DF: The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original by Robin Kelley
SG: What apps do you use?
Photo credit by Lou Jones
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2 Replies to “JazzCast Ep. 25: Donal Fox”
Wow, I loved this podcast. Donel has an amazing and unique talent for tying classical music in with jazz. I really appreciate him sharing his compositions with the ‘shimmering’ vibraphone, the beautiful renditions of familiar songs, and my favorite part: “Just be yourself”! Let me know if he’s ever playing in Williamsburg, VA, where I live!
aw, thanks sis. 🙂 <3
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