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Music - Jazz, Sun 7 Oct 2018

Colchester Arts Centre

Colchester Arts Centre

Colchester Arts Centre


Church Street,


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

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Event details

Dates Times
Sun 7 Oct 2018 19:00


Tickets £14 / £12 Concessions
Jazz Express Offer: Book for any three gigs and get tickets for just £10 each!



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Map reference: TL 993251  Lat: 51.88880 Long: 0.89475

Colchester Arts Centre Parking

The closest car park to the Arts Centre is St Mary's Car Park. Find out more about parking in Colchester.

By Public Transport

Many buses that come into Colchester Town Centre Colchester stop on Head Street and the High Street, which are both just a few minutes' walk from the venue.

The closest train station is Colchester Town Station, a 15 minute walk from the Arts Centre. Colchester North Station is a 20 minute walk away (follow the Fixing the Link walking trail) or only a 10 minute journey by bus.

There are bike racks at the Arts Centre.

Parking: with charge


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality