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Band to Join, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Other Percussion, Violin, Trumpet, Saxophone, Keyboard, Piano, Flute, Trombone, Upright bass.

ABOUT

Phyllis Fox
Female Jazz Vocalist
Music Biography

Hello!

I am a Female Jazz Vocalist looking for musicians or an already formed band in the Jacksonville or St. Augustine, Florida area.
I grew up in a home filled with Blues, Jazz, Big Band, Pop, etc. I began singing at age 9 with my brother playing his guitar in Greenwich Village. That was the Folk Era and when we weren’t at The Fountain in the park, we’d go to open mic. sessions in some of the local cafés.

While in Middle School, my music teacher taught us the basics. She also recommended a Vocal Coach to my mom for me. For the next 4 years, he opened up my brain, eyes, vocal chords and heart to an appreciation of music that was more than I could have imagined.
By age 12, I’d already begun singing with Basement Bands. Rock was it! From school dances to Battle of the Band gigs and outdoor/indoor concerts, I sang anywhere I could. I also got involved with the Township wide Theatre Groups every September through June and a group of us drove to the area parks in the Summer to sing folk music to the younger children.
At age 17, I obtained my ABC card (a few months shy of my 18th birthday) and worked in Clubs, Bars, Lounges, Fraternity Parties and Weddings.
My turning point was at 20 years old. I wanted diversification, and naturally evolved into Jazz and Blues. I joined a group (trio) that played Lounges, Supper Clubs and Piano Bars. That is when I began to feel the most comfortable with my choices; Jazz, Blues, and some R&B.
Jazz is my constant!
Constant room for improvisation, flexibility and growth!

Screen name:
phyllis1162318
Member since:
Oct 25 2016
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
55
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
2-3 nights a week
Most available:
Days

Influences

Billie Holliday, Ella Fitzgerald, Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughan, Dinah Washington, Peggy Lee, Blossom Dearie, Tierney Sutton, Jackie Allen, Diana Krall, Billy Eckstine, Tony Bennett, Al Jarreau, Mel Torme', Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Joe Williams, Nat King Cole, Louis Armstrong, Sammy Davis Jr., Chet Baker, Johnny Mathis, Duke Ellington, Count Basis, Miles Davis...........

Instrument experience:

Vocalist:
Advanced

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MONITOR
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