Sunday 3rd February 2019 - 1:30 pm
Music Charge: £10.00
““Supremely elegant …one of the hottest singers on the circuit.””
Georgia Mancio is an award-winning vocalist with a beautiful vocal tone and direct style that lends itself perfectly to her swinging and sophisticated set. It’s a measure of her impressive ability that in 2005 she won the Brussels International Young Jazz Singers Award, was nominated Best Vocalist in the 2015 Parliamentary Jazz Awards and was twice nominated for London Jazz’s “Musician of the Year” in 2016. She has worked with many artists of global stature, including the likes of Bobby McFerrin, Sheila Jordan, Ian Shaw, Liane Carroll, Jason Rebello, Gwilym Simcock and the late, great, Bobby Wellins. In 2013 she began a highly acclaimed collaboration with two-time Grammy award-winning jazz pianist and composer Alan Broadbent, which culminated in their acclaimed 2017 album, “Songbook” and if all that weren’t enough, her longstanding musical partnership with pianist Kate Williams and the Guastalla Quartet is due to release their own record later this year (at the 606). A true improviser with a boundless imagination, Georgia produces music of beauty and bite, embracing a wide-ranging jazz repertoire reflecting influences from her Anglo/Italian/Uruguayan heritage alongside her own original writings. Tonight she will be playing with her sparkling quartet, featuring the renowned aforementioned pianist Kate Williams along with her standout rhythm section of Oli Hayhurst-bass and Dave Ohm-drums. The repertoire she performs is an eclectic mix of jazz standards, originals, gentle Latin and infectious Brazilian music and is quite wonderful.
“[Mancio is] a performer of character, conviction, and relaxed virtuosity” The Guardian ****; “a sublime vocalist” Jazzwise; “Supremely elegant …one of the hottest singers on the circuit.” Evening Standard; “an object lesson in subtlety…beautiful” All About Jazz *****