Summer Jazz Guitar Intensive

Summer Jazz Guitar Intensive

August 10 – 14, 2020

An all-day, weeklong intensive for aspiring professionals directed by internationally acclaimed jazz guitarist and educator Mimi Fox. Includes daily master classes, jam sessions and a student concert at the school. First-call Bay Area greats Jeff Denson (bass) and Deszon Claiborne (drums) will round out the rhythm section.

Daily Schedule (Monday – Friday)

9 – 10:30 am Master Class with featured guest artist
10:45 am – 12:45 pm Rhythm Section Workout (with Deszon Claiborne, drums, and Jeff Denson, bass)
12:50 – 1:30 pm Lunch
1:35 – 2:35 pm Transcription Class with Mimi Fox
2:40 – 3:40 pm Solo Guitar Mastery with Mimi Fox
3:45 – 4:30 pm Rehearsal/Practice Time

STUDENT/FACULTY CONCERT: Friday, August 14, 2020, 8 pm


Please call 510-845-5373 or email for further information and placement consultation.
Maximum enrollment of 12 guitarists. Early registration is highly recommended!


Internationally renowned guitarist/composer/recording artist Mimi Fox has been named a winner in 6 consecutive Downbeat Magazine international critic’s polls and has been recognized by writers and colleagues alike as one of the most eloquent guitarists on today’s scene. In one of many feature stories, Guitar Player Magazine hailed Mimi as “a prodigious talent who has not only mastered the traditional forms but has managed to reinvigorate them.” In a further nod to Mimi’s guitar artistry, and in conjunction with Heritage Guitars’ 30th anniversary, the historic Kalamazoo guitar company has rolled out the Mimi Fox Artist Signature model.

Mimi has performed/recorded with some of the music world’s most commanding players, including fellow guitarists Charlie Byrd, Stanley Jordan, and Charlie Hunter, Grammy-nominated saxophonists Branford Marsalis, David Sanchez, Houston Person, and the late Don Lanphere, vocalists Abbey Lincoln, Diana Krall, Kevin Mahogany, and Janis Siegel (Manhattan Transfer), B3 organ masters Joey DeFrancesco, Barbara Denerlein and Dr. Lonnie Smith, and powerhouse drummer Terri Lyne Carrington. She has also performed with legends Stevie Wonder and John Sebastian and with Patty Larkin’s Vanguard Records-produced La Guitara project. Her YouTube videos have received hundreds of thousands of views.

Mimi has released 10 recordings as a leader including her most recent release, Standards, Old & New. The new CD has received universal praise: “Consummate mastery, each piece is a gem”…Grammy-nominated writer Jim Ferguson. “Mimi has mastered the art”…Jazz Guitar Society of Western Australia. “Beyond her passion and virtuosity, Fox plays with a profundity that only comes from a lifetime of devotion to one’s art”…Guitar Player Magazine.