Sunday 5th May 2019
£15.00 - £20.00
Jim Mullen (guitar)
Zoe Francis (vocals)
Barry Green (piano)
Mick Hutton (bass)
ABOUT JIM MULLEN
Jim Mullen is a truly original voice in jazz guitar. Originally form Glasgow he moved to London in 1969, going on to work in the groups of Pete Brown, Brain Auger, Vinegar Joe and Kokomo. In 1975 he met saxophonist Dick Morrissey and they began a 15 collaboration in the Legendary funk band Morrissey Mullen.
After the demise of Morrissey Mullen, he worked with vocalists Claire Martin OBE, and Georgie Fame, and has also formed a series of groups under his own name.
As a side man he worked with U.S. stars like Mose Allison, Jimmy Smith, Percy Sledge, Teddy Edwards, Plas Johnson, Welden Ervine, Jimmy Witherspoon,Terry Callier and a long run with Gene Harris. He is multiple winner of Best Guitar in British Jazz awards and received a lifetime achievement in 2015.
He is currently working with his Organ Trio, the lastest release is "Catch My Drift" on Diving Duck records. He also plays in the group of his wife, vocalist Zoe Francis.
ABOUT ZOE FRANCIS
Iconic American singer/pianist Blossom Dearie, one of the last supper club performers, was a favourite at Ronnie Scott's club. Her unique vocal style and accompaniment personalized every song she sung. This concert is a homage to her repertoire. After living in Paris and London she returned to her native New York and for 7 years performed at Danny's Skylight Room on West 46th Street where she played her final engagement in 2006.
Performing this afternoon with London-born Zoe Francis (who herself started singing in New York), are award-winning guitarist Jim Mullen, with pianist Barry Green and bassist Mick Hutton
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