Photo Credit: Lou Jones
"Donal Fox is simply without peer." –Howard Mandel, DownBeat
“Donal is one of a small handful of musicians who embody the promise of jazz’s future.” –Gary Giddins, jazz journalist
Donal Fox is an internationally acclaimed composer, pianist, and improviser in both jazz and classical music. He’s recently premiered his Monk and Bach Project at Jazz at Lincoln Center, his orchestra piece, “Hear De Lambs A-Cryin,” commissioned by the Albany Symphony Orchestra for The Spiritual Project, his Scarlatti Jazz Suite Project at Ozawa Concert Hall in Tanglewood and the world premiere of his piano concerto Peace Out for Improvised Piano and Orchestra at Carnegie Hall with the American Composers Orchestra.
Frequently recognized for his work as a composer, Mr. Fox served as the first African-American composer-in-residence with the St. Louis Symphony and was a visiting artist at Harvard University. In addition, he has been composer-in-residence at the Tanglewood Contemporary Music Festival, Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus (Germany), Tyrone Guthrie Centre (Ireland), Djerassi Resident Artist Program, and Liguria Study Center (Italy) among others. His numerous awards include a Guggenheim fellowship in music composition, and a fellowship from the Bogliasco Foundation.
As a pianist, his innovative "Jazz Duet Series" has included concerts, recordings and collaborations with Oliver Lake, John Stubblefield, Billy Pierce, David Murray, Elliott Sharp, Regina Carter, George Mraz, Al Foster, Stefon Harris, Andrew Cyrille, Christian Scott, Terri Lyne Carrington, Gary Burton, Lewis Nash, John Patitucci and poet Quincy Troupe, among others.
He is a recent recipient of the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters Academy Award in Music and currently is a Martin Luther King, Jr. Visiting Scholar at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Mr. Fox joins us for a rare solo piano performance at 92YTribeca to kick off the Four For The Apple music series.
Donal Fox is a Steinway artist.
Tickets: $20 in advance / $25 day of show