Gina Fox

Gina is a singer/songwriter, keyboardist and performer. As the daughter of dramatic soprano , and granddaughter of a big band singer Ralph Randel(of The Tommy Dorsey Band), Gina was surrounded by music and the Arts from the beginning of her life. Her professional singing career started at the age of 14 with a performance as Nancy in The MeadowBrook Theatre’s production of “Oliver Twist”. Born in Newark New Jersey, her family moved to Montclair, NJ. Montclair is home to a progressive jazz scene as well as the performing arts scene in general. Her Home became a musical sanctuary for all kinds of musicians passing through and a home school for aspiring artists. At the same time Gina’s mother became the founder and Executive Director of The New School for the Arts in Montclair & Newark New Jersey and an assessment counselor for the National Endowment for the Arts. This opened endless resources for Gina to study all her interests in the performing Arts. Her days and evenings were filled with acting, ballet,tap, and vocal lessons. She received a strong traditional education as well. Gina attended the prestigious Lacordaire Academy for young Women,Caldwell College for Women, as well as The New School for the Arts. This created two very different worlds for Gina to navigate through on a daily basis. It was during this period that Gina was very involved with musical theatre. Inspired by Diana Ross’ performance in “Lady Sings the Blues”.
Gina auditioned for this show and thus began her chronic love affair with Jazz and Blues. Along with Billie Holiday, she was greatly influenced by Etta Jones, Charles Brown, Ray Charles, Sister Wynona Carr, Sarah Vaughn and Bonnie Raitt. After various projects which included other roles in musical theatre, Gina paired with the talented and visionary , Dennis Gruenling and fronted his band for the next seven years along with her own band as well.Gina’s love for the harmonica lead her to work with other great players along with Dennis Gruenling , such as Rob Paparozzi, Jason Ricci and many others. She has also worked with Kenny Davern, world-renowned jazz clarinetist, Singer/songwriter Peter Karp. As a performing artist, Gina regularly sings to standing room audiences in some of the most renowned music rooms on the East coast, such as The Turning Point Caf