Zoe Francis and the Jim Mullen Quartet – Midnight Sun - The Great American Songbook @ Bishops Court Farm
Sunday 5th November 2023
Hampstead Jazz Club proudly presents the hotly anticipated third season of The Snug Sessions at Bishop’s Court Farm, a series of nine very special shows featuring a line-up of some of the brightest stars in contemporary jazz and soul.
The venue for this event is:
Bishop’s Court Farm, 91 High Street, Dorchester-on-Thames, OX10 7HP
‘Zoe Francis communicates a love and understanding of the classic American song with the lightest of touches.’ Dave Gelly – The Observer
‘Jim Mullen’s soft-toned fluency is always hypnotic.’ The Guardian
With her distinctive delivery and alluring tone, Zoe Francis is widely considered to be one of Europe’s finest jazz singers. Blurring the lines between Peggy Lee and Blossom Dearie, she effortlessly switches from sultry swing to heartbreaking ballads.
Virtuoso guitarist Jim Mullen is known throughout the jazz world for an unmistakable laid-back Wes Montgomery-esq sound achieved by plucking the strings of his guitar with his thumb rather than a plectrum. Having cut his teeth working with both Brian Auger’s Oblivion Express and the Average White Band, Mullen is a true jazz legend who has a wonderful way of reshaping and re-framing familiar songs so you hear them from a completely fresh perspective.
Together with their superb backing band, Francis and Mullen perform an impeccable selection of 20th century Great American Songbook numbers by legendary writers including Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen, Johnny Mercer and Cole Porter. From iconic classics to lesser-known gems, Francis and Mullen mine a rich seam of sublime heartbreakers – all reinterpreted with fresh new arrangements especially for their critically acclaimed new Midnight Sun show.
Zoe Francis – Vocals
Jim Mullen – Guitar
Gareth Williams – Piano
Steve Watts – Bass
Located just five miles from Didcot and nine miles from Oxford and set on a 300-acre site in the village of Dorchester-on-Thames in the heart of the idyllic Oxfordshire countryside, Bishop’s Court Farm is a magical, family-friendly and fully sustainable home to 70 characterful alpacas alongside a host of horses, goats, pigs and sheep.
For more details please visit: Home – Bishops Court Farm
Bishop’s Court Farm
91 High Street
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