Pianist-composer, Akademia Awards winner and Artist of the Year.
Compositions by Irina Fooks, popular French, Jewish, Italian, Russian and Ukranian music. Hits of the 60s, 70s, 80s...
Irina Fooks emotional engaging solo pianist-composer is an artist with a strident and engaging style. Irina graduated from the Conservatory of Music as a pianist in Russia, then moved to the U.S. in 1989... though her new album pays homage to the great jazz pianist Dave Brubeck, Irina has a style completely her own, with strong leanings towards classical jazz ballads. What sets her work apart from all the other solo piano artists is her crisp and strident style of playing...”
“Irina has a very straightforward playing style and creates music that is full of emotion, painting strong and sentimental visuals for listeners around the globe. There's no doubt in my mind that this performance merits strong consideration for awards... it evoked many memories of life and the living for me personally, and that's what makes Irina's work so worthy – she can reach out and touch the listener through her magical keyboards!“ - Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews
In 2017 Zinovy Shersher at “Ariel records”, Hollywood's composer and producer, a voting member of Grammy, recorded and produced Irina's music video “Dialogue” which won her an Akademia music award that year, and it was accepted for Grammy 60 in “Record of the year” category. He also released Irina's first full CD album “Homage to Dave Brubeck” will be released. This album features a solo pianist-composer, Irina Fooks. The album includes seven compositions by Irina Fooks, D. Brubeck's “Chopin Tribute” and three Zinovy Shersher's compositions.
“It's also quite surprising that though she has such a strong classical background, she is so comfortable with jazz ballads influenced by Dave Brubeck, and has produced such a strong tribute to him with this fine album.”, - Dick Metcalf.
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