Zoe Francis Blue Town Trio feat. Jim Mullen & Ross Stanley
Saturday 29th February 2020
Tickets: £20.00 Seat at a shared Table for 4 /£15.00 Seat – No Table
The Blue Town Project
Thrilled to announce the release of my new album “Blue Town” recorded over two days in February 2019 at Ianto Sound studio London, on my own label, featuring multi award-winning guitarist Jim Mullen and the incomparable Ross Stanley on hammond organ. It’s a live in the studio album of first takes. 13 tracks recorded and produced by John Gallen. A selection of bittersweet standards. Lyrics which capture our moods whether reminiscing, daydreaming, hopeful or heartbroken. The combination of these two great musicians gives this selection of songs the textures, rich sounds and musicality I was seeking to bring out the pleasing melancholy in these stories. “Blue Town” was launched at the 606 Jazz Club in London on June 2nd to rave reviews!
“With positive memories of Zoe Francis‘s Blue Town CD from the summer, I wondered how its predominantly ‘bittersweet’ mood would work in a live performance at Dean Street’s Pizza Express last Sunday. The short answer is ‘just beautifully’, with the balance between Jim Mullen‘s guitar, Ross Stanley‘s C3 Hammond and Ms Francis’s ever stronger and more relaxed voice absolutely perfect, assisted in no small way by the absence of drums” – London Jazz News
Read more about Zoe Francis at: www.zoe-francis.com
Jim Mullen, acclaimed guitarist is part of the elite list of world renowned first class musicians. His accolades and appearances over decades is too long to list and include featuring on the first three albums and touring with the “Average White Band”.
Jim’s collaborative work with the best in the industry, led to his acclaim as joint leader of the British jazz funk band ‘Morrissey-Mullen’.
Mullen went on to release three successful solo albums and continues to be a sought after musician both in his own right and through his work with other industry greats which include: Sir Paul McCartney, Claire Martin, Jocelyn Brown.
As part of an All-Star collective of musicians, Mullen recorded alongside special guests Jocelyn Brown, Hamish Stuart and Angelo Starr on the album “All About Music” produced by Sir Paul McCartney.
In 2014, he featured prominently on the Citrus Sun album, ‘People of Tomorrow’, produced by Incognito co-founder, Jean-Paul ‘Bluey’ Maunick.
Mullen has won many British music awards including “Best Guitar” in the British Telecom Jazz Awards (1994, 1996 and 2000).
Celebrating and featuring the brilliance of the Hammond organ in Jazz, Ross’s keyboard skills as a pianist are unparalleled and he continues to make waves in the world of jazz with his crossover and musical artistry as a top musician.
Ross’s musical skills have kept him in high demand, seeing him play with jazz names such as Will Vinson, Dennis Rollins, Guy Barker, Michael Janisch, Joel Frahm, Liane Carroll, Stan Sulzman, Steve Arguelles, John Paracelli, Bobby Wellins, Clark Tracey, as well as being a regular member of the Jim Mullen Organ Trio, the Mark McKnight Organ Quartet.
Ross Stanley – Keyboards
Please note, The Club is not licensed to allow access to Children under the age of 16 after 9pm, so for evening performances, please do not book tickets for children under the age of 16. Children aged 16 and above are welcome at any time. No dogs allowed in the Jazz Club.
For £20.00 Tickets:
Seats are not numbered and you will be seated at available tables. Please note tables seat 4 people, so for bookings of less than 4 people, you will be seated and share a table for 4.
For £15.00 Tickets:
This is a fully seated event. Seats are not numbered and will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.
Doors: 7:00 pm | Show: 8:00 pm