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Mimi Fox

Mimi Fox

Much as it would be nice to avoid the issue entirely, and just deal with the musical matter at hand, the fact is this: jazz guitarist Mimi Fox is a woman. And she’s infiltrating deeply into a specific, male-dominated niche in the jazz realm-already a man’s world.

“In my 20s,” Fox remembers, none-too-fondly, “I’d go to a jam session with my guitar strapped to my back. The leader would say ‘what do you want to sing, sweetie?’ And I’d say ‘what does this look like, a golf bag?’ Of course, I would return that type of attitude with hostility, and it was just a lose-lose situation.”

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