Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Georgia Mancio's ReVoice! Festival 2011

As previously blogged here, the details for this musical extravaganza at Pizza Express this autumn have now been released! 

Georgia Mancio's ReVoice! Festival
Thursday 6 - Friday 14 October 2011 
The Pizza Express Jazz Club, London
10 Dean Street, London W1D 3RW     

9 days, 37 artists, one celebration of International Jazz Voices curated by award-winning vocalist, lyricist and producer, Georgia Mancio. A performer of pure class and integrity; a true improviser with a big imagination, Mancio has proved herself one of the UK’s most important new artists having worked alongside jazz luminaries Bobby McFerrin, Sheila Jordan, Monty Alexander, Cedar Walton and Dave Holland's Overtone Quartet.  ReVoice! - now in its second year - is a Festival within a Festival in which the ever-adventurous Mancio not only presents some of the best international Jazz, Latin and Soul artists but also collaborates with leading players from the UK scene to produce an entirely different set of music every night.  

- Thursday 6 October - 8.30pm (doors 7pm) (£20)
+ Georgia Mancio and Laurence Cottle (electric bass)
Grammy nominated stellar trio featuring the unsurpassable Norma Winstone with Italian pianist Glauco Venier and German reeds player Klaus Gesing. In support Georgia debuts with the staggeringly talented bassist, composer and bandleader Laurence Cottle.
- Friday 7 and Saturday 8 October -  9pm (doors 7.30pm) (£26)
GREGORY PORTER (voice) with Ben Castle (saxes), Graeme Flowers (trumpet), Grant Windsor (piano), Geoff Gascoyne (bass) and Dave Ohm (drums)
+ (fri) Georgia Mancio and Nigel Price (guitar) + (sat) Georgia Mancio and Nikki Iles (piano)
The meteoric rise of US vocalist and songwriter Gregory Porter, Grammy-nominated for his debut album, Water, confirms he is truly the Next Big Thing. In support (fri) Georgia and award-winning stellar guitarist Nigel Price continue their established partnership and (sat) Georgia introduces a debut collaboration with the stunning pianist and composer Nikki Iles.
- Sunday 9 October - 8pm (doors 6.30pm) (£20)
SACHAL VASANDANI (voice) with Jeb Patton (piano), David Wong (double bass) and Pete Van Nostrand (drums)
+ Georgia Mancio and Jim Mullen (guitar)
2010 Downbeat Rising Star poll winner, US vocalist Sachal Vasandani brings his outstanding New York band to perform a distinctive blend of jazz standards, originals and pop covers featuring music from his recently released third album on Mack Avenue - 'Hi-Fly'.  In support Georgia collaborates with true British Jazz legend, virtuoso guitarist Jim Mullen.
- Monday 10 and Tuesday 11 October -  8.30pm (doors 7pm) (£20)
KENNY WHEELER'S Something Else Quartet with KENNY WHEELER (trumpet) / DIANA TORTO (voice) / JOHN TAYLOR (piano) / PALLE DANIELSSON (bass)
+ (mon) Georgia Mancio and James Pearson (piano)  + (tue) Georgia Mancio and Tim Lapthorn (piano) 
A very special meeting of world-class players: British pianist John Taylor, Italian vocalist Diana Torto, and Swedish bassist Palle Danielsson playing the music of much acclaimed trumpeter Kenny Wheeler.  Georgia duets with two lauded British pianists: co-writer Tim Lapthorn and Ronnie Scott’s Musical Director James Pearson.
- Wednesday 12 October - 8.30pm (doors 7pm) (£15)
Contigo en la Distancia: BARBARA RAIMONDI (voice) / ROBERTO TAUFIC (guitar) / ENZO ZIRILLI (percussion/drums)
+ Georgia Mancio with Bobby Wellins and Barry Green
Beautiful, intimate Spanish and Latin American music from this trio with Italian vocalist Barbara Raimondi, Brazilian guitarist Roberto Taufic and Italian drummer/ percussionist Enzo Zirilli. In support Georgia presents a trio featuring the legendary tenor saxophonist Bobby Wellins and rising star pianist Barry Green. 
- Thursday 13 October - 8.30pm (doors 7pm) (£15)
MICHAEL JANISCH presents…BRIAN HANLON (voice/guitars) with Special Guest NIGEL HITCHCOCK (alto sax), Michael Janisch (bass), Ross Stanley (piano/keys) and Ernesto Simpson (drums/percussion)
+ Georgia Mancio and Michael Janisch (acoustic bass)
Phenomenal American bassist and producer Mike Janisch continues his series presenting singer-songwriter Brian Hanlon and featuring the astonishing alto saxophonist, Nigel Hitchcock. Georgia and Mike debut a collaboration in support.
- Friday 14 October -  9pm (doors 7.30pm) (£20)
A truly jaw-dropping end to the Festival with this double bill of Belgian singer-composer David Linx with Dutch pianist-composer Diederik Wissels and the ongoing partnership between Georgia and Britain’s finest singer/pianist/songwriter Ian Shaw.

For tickets, call 
08456 027 017 or book online www.pizzaexpresslive.co.uk   

Look out for my interview with Georgia Mancio coming soon! 

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