Born: November 16, 1964 Primary Instrument: Keyboard
Singer/Songwriter, keyboardist, performer...daughter of a dramatic somprano and granddaughter of a big band vocalist, Gina began her professional career at age 12. While in musical theatre. Gina became inspired by Diana Ross' performance in Lady Sings The Blues, and followed to land that same role in a local theatre company, which began Gina's love affair with jazz & blues.
In the years following, she has performed in musical theatre until forming her own band in the mid-1990's. Along the way, Gina as been on stages from New York to Florida to St. Louis, from blues festivals to jazz clubs to Walt Disney World. Some of the artists sh has shared the bill with include Kim Wilson (of the Fabulous Thunderbirds), Debbie Davies, Little Charlie & the Nightcats, Rod Piazza and the Mighty Flyers and more. Other artists she has worked with include late jazz clarinetist Kenny Davern, contemporary harmonica virtuoso and labelmate Dennis Gruenling, and singer/songwriter Peter Karp.
Her range of influences stretch from the jazz of Etta Jones and Sarah Vaughan, to the blues of Charles Brown and Wynona Carr, and beyond. You can hear her many influences as you notice how equally at home she is with smoky, late-night jazz numbers such as Loverman or How Long Has This Been Going On, and then just as comfortable with her original blues such as Feelin' Me or One More Time. But her wide-ranging talents don't stop there, as you can hear on the R&B flovored No Big Deal orNow That I Belong To You.
Gina has great stage presence and filled up the Turning Point with the warm sultry spice of her singing. She controlled the horizontal; she controlled the vertical. Watch out for Gina. It won't be long before some record company gets her to sign on the dotted line. jt30.com
...it doesn't take long to realize this young woman is already a veteran vocalist. Adaptable and diverse, Fox's vocal stylings cover all the bases on this... Richard Skelly Low-Budget Blues Program WRSU, 88.7 FM
Gina has really hit her niche, Her Name is Gina, is her best effort to date. Rick Estrin-Musician/Songwriter
In my opinion, which is the only one that counts, an artist makes a sound that is true to them.. to who they are. Thus, their sound is unique and you can easily recognize them through the clatter and din of contemporary music. To find that sound and yourself, is a journey through the heart of some dark spots. Gina Fox is a warrior who is making that fearless journey. Don't miss the chance to listen to this CD! Peter Karp-Musician/Songwriter
Real Sounds From The Workplace The following are the Top Five most often listened-to recordings in the BluesWax offices this week, May 1, 2008 (in no particular order): 1. Mike Zito - Today (Electo Groove) 2. Cool Disposition - Buzz Awhile (Self-Produced) 3. Lonesome Dan & the Curmudgeons - Lonesome Dan & Curmudgeons (Self-Produced) 4. Gina Fox - Her Name Is Gina (BackBender) 5. Kelly Hunt - Mercy (88 Records) Release: May 15
"Her Name Is Gina"
I Just Keep Lovin' Him
Dennis Gruenling and Jump Time
Tracks: Up The Line; One Of These Mornings; If You Were Mine
Tracks: Mississippi Saxophone; I Don't Believe; I Can't Believe You're In Love With Me; More Of What You Got; That's Right. <
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