JATB Presents Zoe Francis featuring Jim Mullen
Entry Requirements: Under 18s to be accompanied by an appropriate adult
Zoe Francis first started singing seriously while she was living in New York, learning her craft through Barry Harris workshops and singing in small venues in Manhattan with great musicians including Harry Allen and Joe Cohn. Now established on the London jazz scene, Zoe Francis’s first album 'Looking For A Boy', recorded with Dave Newton, Colin Oxley and Andrew Clyendert received great reviews from Dave Gelly (Observer) and Chris Parker (London Jazz News). Zoe performs regularly at venues in and around London and tonight Zoe is performing with the acclaimed UK guitarist Jim Mullen, top pianist Gareth Williams and bassist Mick Hutton. “she delivers with cool but affecting aplomb, her diction perfect, her range impressive….a classy, poised singer who respects her material enough to deliver it straight and true ….something a bit special is going on when this artist takes the stage, there is a quality in Zoe Francis’s work that suggests something of the classic singers of the past, yet there is no obvious attempt to be anyone but herself, with an appealing freshness as well as technical command that make her shows well worth seeking out….” London Jazz News.