From Staff Reports
This week, Birmingham lost a great jazz musician and entertainer.
With his trademark toothpick hanging from his lips, Foxxy Fatts guided his band.
An Alabama Music Hall of Fame and Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame inductee, Fatts began drumming around 8 years of age. Among his many credits are concert performances with Percy Sledge, original artist for “When a Man Loves a Woman” and Larry Graham’s platinum single, “One in a Million.”
Other Notable artists with which Foxxy has been associated in his varied career are the I am Mine Trio, Down Home Camp Meeting, The Dominoes, Avery Richardson Combo, Niaomi Stevens Jazz Quartet and serving two years as a studio drummer and producer with GRC Recording Studios.
The unique blend of rock, R&B, fusion jazz, swing and Motown played by this multi-dimensional performer will be missed.
Funeral Arrangements were pending at press time.