Nu Jazz with the Emily Francis Trio

Nu Jazz with the Emily Francis Trio

7th October 2018

One of the hottest young acts on the UK jazz scene, collectively the Emily Francis Trio cite a fairly eclectic and highly admirable mix of influences - from Herbie Hancock and Kenny Garrett, to Steely Dan and Brad Mehldau.

A trio that melds the classic jazz trio format with influences spanning jazz-funk, soul and progressive rock, to the current New York scene, the end result is compositionally rich, original music, with a strong emphasis on melody and infectious grooves.

The EFT’s 2015 debut album, ‘The Absent’, received excellent reviews, displaying a compositional style which exhibits a penchant for mixing the old and new - the use of analogue tape and vintage instruments creating fresh, exciting music, with a timeless feel.

In 2016, the EFT embarked on a new video EP project, ‘New Town’, which showcases the group's developing compositional style, with a stronger focus on improvisation, and more electronic and progressive influences.

While the piano trio format is awash with attention-grabbing innovators such as Robert Glasper, Emily Francis is carving out a very distinctive space for herself. Catch her on the up!

Emily Francis (Piano/Synths), Trevor Boxall (Electric Bass), Jamie Murray (Drums).

"This is a very good, confident and satisfying debut album by a clearly talented musician from whom there should be much more to come." - All About Jazz.

". . . an album that reveals Emily Francis to be a musician and composer with enormous potential . . . a band I would relish the opportunity of seeing live." - The JazzMann

Tickets £14 / £12 Concessions
Jazz Express Offer: Book for any three gigs and get tickets for just £10 each!
Doors open 7pm, starts 7.30pm

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