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Jo Fooks Quartet
January 28 @ 8:30 pm - 11:00 pmFREE Entry + Raffle
Jo Fooks was born in Edinburgh and began learning the saxophone when she was 15. In 1992 she won ‘The Young Scottish Jazz Musician of the Year’. Jo went on to study saxophone at the Guildhall School of music in London (1995-99). She also studied at the Berklee School of music in Boston having received a full fee scholarship for the summer jazz programme. After recording her debut album “Here and Now!” the legendary British trumpeter Humphrey Lyttelton invited her to join his eight-piece band. Through performing in his band Jo also recorded and worked with Acker Bilk and played alongside Tina May, Joe Temperley, Scott Hamilton, Elkie Brooks and many others. Her influences include Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, Cannonball Adderley and Bill Evans. Her mellow tone is often compared to Stan Getz and Zoot Simms. She is accompanied tonight by Roy Hilton on piano, Godfrey Sheppard on bass and Javier Forero on drums.