Doña Oxford

Doña Oxford

Doña Oxford was born, dramatically as befits many a Blues legend, in the back seat of an old Chevrolet.

Despite the event occurring not in the Mississippi Delta, but instead outside a hospital on New York's ritzy Upper West Side, Doña's impatience to enter the world was an early indication of the determination, heart and soul with which she imbues her music.

By age seven Doña was already performing publicly and started formal classical training. At 17, Doña applied and was accepted to study drama at New York University's prestigious Tisch School of the Arts.

While in college, Doña began working as a waitress at the Lone Star Café, a legendary New York City get-together of the blues and roots music elite. Soon she was sitting in at open-mike nights. At one of these jam sessions Doña became close friends with veteran guitarist Arthur Neilson, who had played with everyone from Cyndi Lauper to Otis Rush. The 'Oxford Blues' band was formed as a result, gigging regularly and eventually releasing a self-produced and critically well-received debut CD.

As well as leading the band Doña continued to work as a sideman, as her reputation as an outstanding keyboardist and vocalist grew. She has performed with such legendary performers as Keith Richards, Buddy Guy, Son Seals, Lonnie Brooks, Sam Lay, Jimmy Vivino, Kenny Neal, Shirley Dixon, Jimmy Johnson, Willie "Big Eyes" Smith and her idol, former Chuck Berry sideman and Father of Rock & Roll Piano, Johnnie Johnson!

Doña has toured all over the world, bringing her amazing keyboard playing and vocals to devoted fans in Europe, Japan, Canada and the United States. She has performed on many Major Motion Picture soundtracks, including Eddie Murphy's Norbit,, Martin Lawrence's Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins and the very funny comedy, Senior Skip Day.

In addition to playing accomplished keyboards all around the world Doña is also an accomplished drummer, graphic artist and auto mechanic! Doña continues to impress audiences worldwide with her double fisted, high-energy performance. It's all attitude, sultry good looks and a down and dirty beat.

 An unforgettable musical experience and a show not to be missed!



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