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Award-winning jazz vocalist/lyricist, Georgia Mancio, has proved herself one of the UK’s most original, inventive and important new artists. She has worked with Bobby McFerrin, Sheila Jordan, Ian Shaw, Liane Carroll, Jason Rebello, Gwilym Simcock and Bobby Wellins; played several residencies at Ronnie Scott's (including opposite Monty Alexander, Milton Nascimento and Cedar Walton) and released three albums.
Since 2010 Georgia has worked in association with the Pizza Express Jazz
Club to produce ReVoice! - the annual international voice festival she also presents and performs in alongside luminaries including Raul Midon, Tuck & Patti, Gregory Porter, Karin Krog and Norma Winstone.
An artist always looking to deepen and evolve her craft, Georgia is back on the road with three projects on a 20 date national tour, assisted by Jazz Services, starting April 2013.
Her longstanding quartet (formed in 2005) features original music co-written with pianist, Tim Lapthorn; arrangements by herself and drummer, Dave Ohm; and pieces by Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, the Beatles, Milton Nascimento and Tom Jobim as highlighted on her much acclaimed release, Silhouette (Roomspin Records 2010).
In recent years Georgia has established a strong collaboration with guitarist, Nigel Price, cemented by a mutual love and respect for standard repertoire. A departure from Georgia’s quartet and Nigel’s own award-winning organ trio, the duo project is a personal journey of these songs with storytelling and improvisation as equal partners.
Bassist, Julie Walkington, has been a leading presence on the UK jazz scene for many years with work including Tina May, Geoff Eales and Jim Mullen. With the trio she provides the lynch pin between the projects allowing for real continuity and integrity.
7 April 606 Club, London (with James Pearson and Laurence Cottle)
13 April Charfield Memorial Hall
14 April Jagz, Ascot
15 May The Hawth, Crawley
17 May Underground Theatre, Eastbourne
18 May Pizza Express Jazz Club, London - duo/trio/quartet (+ late show in duo with Ian Shaw)
22 May Grimsby Jazz
23 May Bloom Live, Altrincham
24 May Wakefield Jazz Club
9 June Herts Jazz Club
16 June Ipswich Jazz Club
18 June Black Mountain Jazz, Abergavenny
19 June Swansea Jazzland
21 June Chapel Arts, Bath
22 June Worcester Live @ Huntington Hall
3 July Chichester Festival @ Chichester Jazz Club
4 July Sound Cellar, Poole
5 July Bridport Arts Centre
21 July Newport Jazz Weekend, Isle of Wight
28 July Jazz at the Pavilion, Orford