New York debut

Georgia and drummer Dave Ohm were delighted to join Alan Broadbent in New York last month to celebrate his 70th birthday and debut some of their original songs, guesting at the esteemed Dizzy’s Club and Mezzrow.

Songbook was also recently reviewed by US based blogs Jazz Weekly “Georgia Mancio’s dreamy voice and lyrics on this collection of winsome originals…It’s refreshing to hear new material that sounds both modern and timeless.”

and Rifftides “Pianist and composer Alan Broadbent has found his lyricist. Further good news: in their Songbook, Georgia Mancio sings her words to Broadbent’s songs with taste, feeling and faultless intonation.”

 

 

Songbook- album reviews

“There’s the sense of an hour standing still with this recording … such is its affecting dedication to craft – and certainly a highlight of 2017 so far” AP Reviews

“one of the most formidable songwriting partnerships of the 21st century” Jazz Views

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 ****

“rare to find a songwriting and performing partnership so well matchedThe Observer 4****read more…

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

“Songbook…is not reminiscent of the “Great American Songbook” –  the famous collection of jazz standards. Because here new standards are set”  Hansen-Munk

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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