Zoe Francis Blue Town Quartet at Stapleford Granary

'The voice..… above all, for me, she is just fantastically cool…'  London Jazz News
Date : 21 / May / 2022
Time : Doors & bar 6:45pm Concert 7:45pm, ends 9:00pm, no interval
Address : Bury Road Stapleford Cambridge CB22 5BP
Tel : 01223 849004

Zoe Francis Blue Town Quartet at Stapleford Granary

Stapleford Granary
Zoe Francis vocals   Jim Mullen guitar   Gareth Williams piano   Adam King bass

‘She is totally a jazz singer… her lyrical phrasing is masterfully varied from chorus to chorus’  Jazz Rag Magazine

​Born in London, Zoe learned her craft in New York, initially with the incomparable Barry Harris and then by singing in small Manhattan venues with great musicians such as Harry Allen and Joe Cohn. She returned to the UK and established herself on the London jazz scene with her first album ‘Looking For A Boy’. Zoe’s new album Blue Town is a selection of bittersweet songs, the lyrics of which capture our moods whether we are reminiscing or daydreaming, hopeful or heartbroken; and features multi-award winning guitarist Jim Mullen together with the incomparable Gareth Williams on piano and Adam King on bass.

The repertoire includes classic standards in fresh arrangements, Zoe’s beautiful voice set against the rich layers of the organ and guitar lines making this trio sound like a ‘mini orchestra’.

In a change to the originally advertised programme, please note that Ross Stanley is now unable to perform. We are delighted to welcome Gareth Williams and Adam King in his place.