With Jeremy's former vocal group "First Take" from The School for Music Vocations. Includes SATB arrangements of Jeremy's "Blackbird", "I Feel So Smoochie", "I Don't Know Enough About You", "They Say It's Wonderful", "Rock With You", "New York State of Mind" and "In My Life", as well as Derek Fawcett's arrangement of "Summertime", Jennifer Barnes arrangement of "Brazasia", and Michel Weir's arrangement of "Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me." Proceeds from the sale of this album will be shared with The School for Music Vocations.
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Arranger, Conductor, Educator/Clinician
Jeremy Fox earned his B.M. degree in Piano and Jazz Studies from Western Michigan University. He later received his M.M. degree in Studio Jazz Writing from the University of Miami. For 8 years, Jeremy was a full-time instructor at The School for Music Vocations, conducting both instrumental and choral ensembles alongside renowned arranger Phil Mattson. Jeremy currently lives in Miami, having recently earned his Doctorate in Jazz Composition.
He is active as a clinician, and has presented clinics and served as guest conductor of All-State and Honor choral and vocal jazz ensembles throughout the United States and Canada. TheSWCC Vocal Festival that Jeremy revived (which brought in such artists as The Real Group, NY Voices, Rajaton, Mark Murphy, Nancy King, and m-pact) was renamed the “Fox Fest” following Jeremy’s departure.
In 2014, Jeremy will coordinate the 11th Annual SMV Vocal Jazz Camps around the United States and in Winnipeg, Manitoba. He also co-conducts a weeklong beginner-friendly workshop for choral directors each summer called the Jazz Theory Boot Camp.
Jeremy has received 10 awards from Downbeat magazine, including ones for: Best Written Song, Best Arrangement, Studio Engineering, and for his vocal jazz ensembles. Jeremy’s charts are published with UNC Jazz Press, Sound Music Publications, and his own publishing company, Foxtrot Publishing. He has written for such artists as: John Secada, Theo Bleckmann, m-pact, Terence Blanchard, and Metropolitan Opera singers Eric Owens and Denyce Graves. Twice in 2013, he conducted and was musical director for a concert of “Bossa Nova Sinfónico” with the Costa Rican National Orchestra and Brazilian singer Rose Max. He has also twice acted as the guest conductor for the famed Henry Mancini Institute Jazz Orchestra, based in Miami.
Jeremy’s new album “With Love” (Jazzbill Records) will be released on February 25, 2014. It features big band and orchestral arrangements for a phenomenal line-up of singers, including Kevin Mahogany, Kate Reid, Kate McGarry, Lauren Kinhan and Peter Eldridge (from the New York Voices), Anders Edenroth (from the Real Group), Derek Fawcett, Rose Max, Wendy Pedersen, and Sunny Wilkinson. It is available on CD Baby, iTunes, Amazon, and at www.JeremyFox.net