Songbook- album reviews

If we awarded stars to albums this one would rate a whole galaxy” Bebop Spoken Here  

“An album of outstanding beauty and power”  Jazzwise 4 **** Recommended

“an exciting and sophisticated new partnership…superb” All About Jazz 4 1/2 ****

“special” Kind of Jazz 4 ****

“they’ve wowed audiences…with their whip smart quartet and original tunes that tell stories and sound like classics…lovely album” Evening Standard

“superb life-drawn lyrics [sung] with clarity and feeling”  Sandy Brown Jazz

“These are sophisticated well-crafted songs, and the musicianship is outstanding. Georgia Mancio’s singing is appropriately elegant, Alan Broadbent’s playing is immaculate, and Oli Hayhurst and Dave Ohm provide faultless bass and percussion throughout”  LondonJazz

Songbook – Live Reviews

Kiel Kulturforum, 15 April 2017

“It is almost like hubris, when Alan Broadbent & Georgia Mancio also call their album “songbook”. In the KulturForum .. it became clear that the pianist and singer indeed set new standards.” Kieler Nachrichten

Ronnie Scott’s Club, 3 April 2017

“A sparkling and emotional show. 10 out of 10!” Jazz in Europe

“What an amazing, vibrant and completely sold out Ronnie Scott’s last Monday week ….A wonderful night of jazz for grown-ups … which ended with that kind of applause that made you feel that you had been in on something special” LondonJazz

“unequivocally, one of the gigs of the year…Heartfelt, intimate and engaging, this was one of those memorable nights where the music-making was completely transporting. Every lover of song will want to add Mancio and Broadbent’s tour de force to their collection” Jazzwise

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Jazz in Europe – Review & Interview

“Georgia Mancio steps on stage …simply attired, voice fresh and sensuous, she captures the crowd from the first note…Her elegant performance on the stage of the iconic Ronnie Scott’s, selling out as a main act, is a magnificent example of strength and talent… one of the best performances I’ve seen this year….10 out of 10!”

Read Erminia Yardley-Hyde’s review  of Georgia and Alan Broadbent’s sold out Songbook album launch at Ronnie Scott’s.

Erminia also interviewed Georgia  about the song writing process, album themes and the inspirational presence of her late father-in-law, the universally acclaimed actor Peter Vaughan.