Zoe Francis featuring Jim Mullen - CD Launch
Sunday 2nd June 2019 - 8:30 pm
Music Charge: £12.00
“Something a bit special is going on when this artist…takes the stage...a classy, poised singer”
Zoe Francis started singing jazz while living and working in New York, and soon became a regular fixture on the scene, often sitting in with the late Harry Whitaker and his trio at Arturo’s down in the Village as well as working with many other musicians including Harry Allen, Warren Vache, Joe Cohn and Chris Flory. Her first album “Looking for a Boy” was released to significant acclaim, while her second, “The Very Thought of You”, recorded live at the 606 in 2014, came out to similar plaudits. Tonight marks the launch of Zoe’s new recording, “Blue Town”, which once again showcases her beautiful voice as well as her exquisite choice of material. With her love of the great songwriters of the 30’s and 40’s including Strayhorn, Mercer, Arlen and Van Heusen, Zoe’s knack for capturing the bittersweet, poignant nature of these songs brings them to life and elevates her performances to the truly exceptional. Joined by the multi-award winning Jim Mullen on guitar (widely regarded as one of the finest jazz guitarists in Europe and recipient of a special Parliamentary Jazz Award in 2017) and the simply outstanding Ross Stanley (Jacqui Dankworth, Guy Barker, Liane Carroll) on organ, this promises to be another terrific gig from a classic jazz performer.
"a breath of spring... great interpreter of the Great American Songbook" Jazz Journal; “Something a bit special is going on when this artist…takes the stage...a classy, poised singer” LondonJazz News; “Fine…singer” Time Out; "Zoe Francis is a singer to listen out for.… a classy set” Guardian