Curtis Fox

Curtis Fox's Biography

Curtis Fox was born in St. Louis, Missouri, where he grew up in both a jazz and classical musical household. Curtis studied trombone all through junior high and high school with St. Louis's great Milton Rudy, leading Curtis to some of his first gigs. After high school, Curtis received a music degree from the University of Kansas and a master's degree from the University of North Texas. He eventually married his wife Amy, and settled down in Dallas, Texas. Between teaching, writing, and playing, Curtis has had a musical career for the better part of 35 years. He and his wife live and work in Estes Park, Colorado, premiering his talents with Denver's Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra.

In 1991, the Yamaha Corporation of America signed him to be a trombone clinician. While with Yamaha, Curtis has performed clinics and judged all over the Southwest and Midwest. During this time, Belwin-Mills Publishing published Curtis's The Art of Doodle Tonguing book. The book is now self-published in paper and electronic print.

As a trombonist, Curtis free-lanced in the Dallas Fort Worth area with many groups of all musical styles - from jazz, rock, salsa, theatre, and even The Blues Brothers. Curtis spent 13 years playing in the celebrated Dallas Jazz Orchestra, recording three albums. Curtis also toured extensively with Mike Vax's The Stan Kenton Alumni Band, and played with music legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Carl Fontana, Jimmy Darren, Rich Matteson, Bob Florence, Ray Charles, The Temptations, Frankie Valli, and legendary comedian Milton Berle.

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