Emily Francis trio

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"Luma's leap forward illustrates the ever-morphing status of the piano trio now [. . .] a very 1980s prog iteration, all post-Vangelis synth-scapes, jazz-funk riffs, and gated drums." - Jazzwise

"A band with a fresh and very alive sound with a keen ear for progressive jazz." - MusicIsMySanctuary.com


The Emily Francis Trio fuses their own style of high-energy, melodically driven jazz with sounds from the worlds of progressive rock and pop, electronic music, and influences spanning the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
 
Their music was described as "a thing of rare beauty" by Jazzwise, and influences include artists from the current US electro-jazz scene, such as Donny McCaslin, Kneebody, and FORQ; prog supremos Pink Floyd, Genesis, and Peter Gabriel; and jazz icons Herbie Hancock, Brad Mehldau, and Avishai Cohen.
 
Never wanting to remain still, the band continues to push sonic boundaries, delivering a high-impact show from beginning to end.
 
Marking their 10th anniversary, 2024 sees the launch of a brand new EP featuring four singles that capture EFT's melodic, intense, genre-bending style and immersive, hard-hitting interplay. The group is also celebrating their 10th year with a special vinyl remastered release of their first album, The Absent.

This show will feature material from both the new EP and The Absent, as well as music from the highly praised album, LUMA.
 
EMILY FRANCIS: As well as being an artist in her own right, Emily is an in-demand session musician, playing for several independent and signed artists, such as soul songstress Jo Harman, Toyah Willcox, former King Crimson founder, Robert Fripp, and Andrea Bocelli & Family. 

"Francis transcends her many influences to create a sound that is very much her own, skilfully blending acoustic and electric elements to create a rich tapestry." - The Jazz Mann

TREVOR BOXALL: Known for his propulsive, creative, and supportive playing, solid groove, and old-school tone, Trevor performs regularly with blues superstar Connor Selby as well as collaborating with the future-nodding Origin Quartet.
 
Heavily influenced by the songwriting style, tones, and playing on the classic Motown, soul, pop, and rock records of the 60s and 70s, Trevor has a huge love for jazz, prog, and improvised music.

"Boxall impresses throughout the recording with his flexible grooves and melodic soloing." - The Jazz Mann
 
". . . brings us squarely back into the territory of 70s jazz-funk with some interesting bass work from Trevor Boxall." - London Jazz News

JAMIE MURRAY: Jamie is one of the great new breeds of drummers on the UK scene. A forward-thinking and conceptual player with a solid groove style, his outstanding original projects include collaborations with iconic musicians like bassist Tim Lefebvre and saxophonist Donny McCaslin, as well as appearing alongside artists such as Su Ra Arkestra, Alfa Mist, Camilla George, Golden Mean and hosting his own Late Late show at Ronnie Scott's.

"Visceralism and virtuosity." - All About Jazz    "The shape of jazz to come." - Jazzwise

"A drummer to watch out for." - Rhythm Drummer Magazine

Emily Francis (Keyboards) Trevor Boxall (Bass Guitar) Jamie 'Drumcat' Murray (Drums)

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Colchester

Emily Francis trio

Type:Music

William Loveless Hall, 85-87 High Street, Wivenhoe, Essex, CO7 9AB

Tel: 07714009597

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