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Award-winning jazz vocalist/lyricist, Georgia Mancio, has proved herself one of the UK’s most original, adventurous and multi-faceted new artists.
A true improviser with a boundless and bold imagination, Georgia produces music of beauty, bite and unfailing integrity, embracing a wide-ranging jazz and modern song repertoire alongside influences from her Anglo/Italian/Uruguayan heritage.
As a lyricist her work has been approved by Pat Metheny and two-time Grammy award-winning jazz pianist and composer, Alan Broadbent (Diana Krall, Paul McCartney, Charlie Haden) with whom she has begun a songwriting and performing partnership.
Georgia has collaborated with Bobby McFerrin, Sheila Jordan, Ian Shaw, Liane Carroll, Jason Rebello, Gwilym Simcock, James Pearson, Jim Mullen, Nikki Iles, Jim Hart, Laurence Cottle, Michael Janisch, Kate Williams, Bobby Wellins among many others.
She has played several residencies at world famous jazz club, Ronnie Scott’s, opening for Kenny Barron, Georgie Fame, Monty Alexander, Jon Hendricks, Cedar Walton, Joey DeFrancesco, Ramsey Lewis, Steve Smith, Lee Ritenour, Dave Gruisin, Ray Gelato, Dave Holland’s Overtone Quartet and Milton Nascimento whom she also interviewed for Ronnie Scott’s International Jazz Radio Show.
She has completed 5 national tours and released 5 albums (Peaceful Place, Trapeze, Silhouette and Come Rain or Come Shine and the newly released Live at ReVoice!) on her own label, Roomspin Records. BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Line-Up have twice broadcast her live concerts: with Darius Brubeck in 2011 and with John Parricelli in 2013.
In 2010 Georgia launched her own international voice festival, ReVoice! in association with the Pizza Express Jazz Club. A much lauded annual event which Georgia produces, presents and performs in, ReVoice! has hosted stars including: Tuck & Patti, Raul Midon, Gregory Porter (his first UK booking), Beady Belle, Carleen Anderson, Carmen Souza, Karin Krog, David Linx, Maria Pia de Vito, Jhelisa Anderson/Robert Mitchell, Mycale (John Zorn’s acapella quartet), Kevin Mahogany, Allan Harris, Becca Stevens Band, Sofia Rei and Diana Torto/Kenny Wheeler/John Taylor.
She was nominated in 2015 Parliamentary Jazz Awards as ‘Vocalist of the Year’ and twice nominated for London Jazz’s ‘Musician of the Year’ 2016.
In 2005 Georgia beat contestants from all over the globe to take first prize in the Brussels International Young Jazz Singers’ Competition.