Lunchtime Jazz: Francisco Garcia de Paredes Duo
Part of Lunchtime Concerts
A 9% booking fee applies online and over the phone. A £2 postage fee is charged where applicable.
Recommended age: 8+
Part of the Tomorrow’s Warriors Emerging Artist Programme, Francisco is an innovative jazz guitarist. He has played at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Pizza Express Jazz, The Vortex and been fortunate enough to perform alongside musicians such as Gareth Lockrane, Rachel Cohen and very recently the National Youth Jazz Orchestra with Bob Mintzer.
His music draws influence from musicians such as Gretchen Parlato, Aaron Parks, Jim Hall, Kurt Rosenwinkel amongst many others and tries to blend these influences to create his own compositional voice.
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