Billy Fox

Composer and bandleader Billy Fox is adept at synthesizing disparate genres. His compositions are distinguished by an organic blending of composed and improvised music, as well as narrative sensibilities deriving from his work as a screenwriter.

In 2010, Clean Feed Records released Billy's newest album “Dulces,” performed by Blackbirds & Bullets. The band features Gary Pickard, Miki Hirose, Matt Parker, Evan Mazunik, James Ilgenfritz, Arei Sekiguchi, and Julianne Carney.

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His mixed musical background is probably an important reason for the fact that he dares to approach the most classical of jazz in this completely fearless album. A really good jazz album all the way through, where I mostly applaud Fox for finding his own language in the rich jazz tradition at the same time as he dares to be unfashionably conventional. -- Markus Axelsson, Jazz pa Svenska

...exquisitely arranged and made precious by an infinite catalog of amusing details and harmonic refinement...passes from the modal atmosphere of 1960s jazz of “Uncle Wiggly” and “Eyeball Eyeball” (worthy of the pen of Oliver Nelson), to the silken oriental suggestions of the hypnotic “Guzzle”; to the embroiled Latin burning of “Do the Wiggle”...to the glamorous cool of the dreamy “Kooky Spooks.” -- Luca Canine, All About Jazz Italia

Northern Virginia heard madness and murder this weekend, as jazz met Japan in Rosslyn

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