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…”
“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.”, In 2017 Zinovy Shersher at “Ariel records”, hollywoods prominent composer and producer, 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.
This month Irina’s first full CD album “Homage to Dave Brubeck” is released. This album includes seven compositions by Irina Fooks, D. Brubeck’s “Chopin Tribute” and three Zinovy Shersher’s compositions.
Dick Metcalf, editor, Contemporary Fusion Reviews