donal fox


Donal Fox

Pianist, Composer, Improviser

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

"Donal Fox is simply without peer."
— Howard Mandel, Down Beat

Acclaimed pianist, composer and improviser Donal Fox has forged a unique amalgam of jazz, Latin, and classical music. Combining deep grooves with sophisticated contrapuntal lines, he and his quartet create a striking musical collage that is at once stirring, visceral and intellectually satisfying. Like a great DJ digging in the crates for forgotten gems, Fox mines the rich resources of jazz and classical literature, crafting an expanding repertoire of original compositions seamlessly wedded to the undeniable pulse of Afro-Cuban jazz. His inventive blend marches boldly toward new sounds, effortlessly “confounding the genre police.” (Downbeat)

Donal has recorded as composer and pianist for New World Records, Evidence Records, Music & Arts, Passin' Thru Records, Yamaha's Original Artist Series, and Wergo Records. His works are published by Margun Music, G. Schirmer, and Leonellis Music.

Donal Fox is a Steinway Artist.


Donal Fox talks about Hear De Lambs A-Cryin with Elliott Forrest on WQXR