Jazz musician/composer/writer, Frances initially studied Fine Art then gradually made a switch to jazz piano, beginning her apprenticeship by playing gigs around London and studying at Goldsmiths adult education with Howard Riley eventually joining Guildhall School of Music jazz course.
My Dream Kitchen, a trio project with with bassist Alex Keen and drummer Vince Clarke, features original compositions as well as an eclectic choice of covers. Released in 2007 on the Mandeville label It features saxophonist Paul Booth.
‘a terrific record’ Jazzwise Magazine.
Previous albums are Tales From the Front Room, featuring legendary clarinettist Tony Coe and a trio cd Ripple which has proved a favourite with artists and writers - music to work to! Tracks from these recordings have been played on the BBC and Europewide.
The latest cd Frog in Love features accordonist Aidan Shepherd and debuts 3 amazing compositions by Tony Coe.
Her musical experiences are wide-ranging, from standards to free music, as well as Argentinean Tango with Ian Hill and bassist Julia Doyle. Los Mareados
With the late Hugh Hopper of Soft Machine, she released two improvised albums:The Mind in the Trees featuring Elton Dean, and The Swimmer with brilliant vocalist Jan Ponsford. She also a prolific songwriter/lyricist, and has won a European Musicians Federation songwriting prize.
‘Intriguing lines and rich harmonies..’ Peter Martin Jazz UK
‘pianist Knight displays an exquisite touch ... beautifully articulated melodic tendrils’ (!) Peter Quinn, Jazzwise