donal fox

inventions in blue

Donal Fox: Inventions In Blue

"Art Tatum on the right hand; Johann Sebastian Bach on the left; Donal Fox in the middle."
— Terrance McKnight, WQXR

“His playing on the classics is superb, and on the pianissimo of the Dowland his fingers touch the keys with the delicacy of a butterfly alighting on a flower...”
— The Boston Examiner


With an encyclopedic ear and ravishing technique, Donal Fox draws on a vast repertoire in this solo piano concert that includes works by and based on J.S. Bach, Thelonious Monk, George Frideric Handel, John Coltrane, Frédéric Chopin, Radiohead, Robert Schumann, Ornette Coleman, John Dowland, Horace Silver and more.

Internationally acclaimed as a composer, pianist and improviser in both jazz and classical music, Mr. Fox served as the first African-American composer-in-residence with the St. Louis Symphony. He 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.  Donal Fox is a Steinway Artist.