Grammy-nominated Dr. Jeremy Fox earned his B.M. degree in Piano-Jazz Studies from Western Michigan University, and his M.M. and D.M.A. in Jazz Composition from the University of Miami. For eight years, Jeremy was a full-time instructor at The School for Music Vocations, conducting vocal and instrumental ensembles. He currently teaches jazz voice at Miami-Dade College.
He is active as a clinician, and has presented clinics and served as guest conductor of All-State and Honor choral and instrumental ensembles throughout the U.S. and Canada. The SWCC Vocal Jazz Festival that Jeremy revived was renamed the Fox Fest following Jeremy’s departure. In 2016, Jeremy will coordinate the 14th Annual SMV Vocal Jazz Camps in the U.S. and Winnipeg, MB. He also co-conducts week-long workshops called Jazz Harmony Retreats, designed to empower music educators.
Jeremy has received 10 awards from DownBeat magazine, including ones for Best Written Song, Best Arrangement, Studio Engineering, and for his small vocal ensemble. Jeremy’s arrangements are published with Sound Music Publications, UNC Jazz Press, Alfred Music, as well as on his website.
He has written for such artists as John Secada, Theo Bleckmann, Cadence, m-pact, Terence Blanchard, and Metropolitan Opera singers Eric Owens and Denyce Graves. He is the musical director for Bossa Nova Sinfónico, which sets to orchestra the bossa nova music of Antonio Carlos Jobim. He has conducted the show with the Costa Rican National Orchestra, the Symphonic Orchestra of Campeche and Coyoacán. He has also twice acted as the guest conductor for the Henry Mancini Institute Jazz Orchestra, based in Miami.
Jeremy’s inaugural album With Love (Jazzbill Records) was released to iTunes and Amazon in April 2014 to rave reviews. It features his big band and orchestral arrangements for a phenomenal line-up of singers including Rose Max and Ramatis Moraes, Kevin Mahogany, Kate Reid, Kate McGarry, Lauren Kinhan and Peter Eldridge (from the New York Voices), Anders Edenroth, Derek Fawcett, Wendy Pedersen, and Sunny Wilkinson. His arrangement of All My Tomorrows featuring Kate McGarry was nominated for Best Arrangement – Instruments and Vocals at the 57th Annual Grammy™ Awards.