Zoe Francis with special guest Jim Mullen
LONDON 606 Club
90 Lots Rd
Lightly swinging through the standard repertoire, vocalist Zoe Francis teams up with the great guitarist Jim Mullen and pIanist Kate Williams.
Zoe 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. Both discs provide a great showcase for her beautiful voice as well as Zoe's exquisite taste. Singing a really lovely selection of melodic standards (some well known, others less so), with a great sense of swing and natural ability, Zoe's gigs are just terrific.
'Something a bit special is going on when she takes the stage - a classy, poised singer who respects her material enough to deliver it straight and true' LondonJazz News;
Appearing with Zoe this afternoon will be the multi-award winning Jim Mullen on guitar (widely regarded as one of the finest jazz guitarists in Europe) as well as the excellent Kate Williams on piano, Mick Hutton on bass and Enzo Zirilli on drums. A classic jazz star in the making, and a brilliant gig.