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New Zealand's foremost Jazz Trombonist, Big Band Leader, Jazz Educator,
Arranger and Producer.
He has performed in concert with some of the biggest names in the
business, from the jazz and entertainment world, including Michael
Brecker, Bill Reichenbach
Louie Bellson, Jim Pugh,
Irv Wagner, The
University of Oklahoma Trombone Ensemble, Tom Warrington, Joe LaBarbera,
Larry Koonse, Chuck Findley, Randy Crawford, Bobby Shew, Lanny Morgan,
Bruce Paulson, Diane Schuur, Arturo Sandoval, David Clayton - Thomas,
Joe Williams, The Four Tops - Temptations, Gary Grant, Jon Papenbrook,
Bill Cunliffe, Holly Hofmann, Kevin Mahogany to name but a few.
has promoted live concerts with his Big Band in the Global Festival
arena, Montreux Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival, Manly Jazz
Festival, Wichita Jazz Festival, The International Association of
Jazz Educators Concert 1997 & 1999 and concerts in London, Singapore,
Australia, Poland and the USA
Recorded some 27 albums/CDs including two live recordings at the
Montreux Jazz Festival, one at the Vanguard Studio's in New York
City which featured premier jazz artists Guitarist John Scofield,
Bassist Ron McClure and Trumpeter Tom Harrell. Other recordings
have featured performances by Bobby Shew, Bill Reichenbach, Gary
Grant, Bill Cunliffe, Jon Papenbrook, Tom Warrington and Steve Houghton,
Randy Crawford, Bill Cunliffe, Tom Warrington, Joe LaBarbera, Larry
Koonse plus a host of New Zealand stars.
All 24 CD's have been released into Australia.
Rodger Fox and Bill Reichenbach CD - Released into the USA on Summit
The Rodger Fox Big Band - "Ain't That the Truth" - Released
into the USA on Cadence Records.
The Rodger Fox Quartet - "Back To Being One" - Released
into the USA , UK and Australia - on Cadence Records
The Rodger Fox Big Band - "A Rare Connection" Released
in the USA on Tap Records.
The Rodger Fox Big Band - "Warriors" Released into the
USA on Tap Records
The Rodger Fox and Midge Marsden - Released into the USA on Tap
of the New Zealand Jazz recording of the years in 1981 2000 and
2004. Finalists 1984, 2001 and 2008
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