Georgia mancio

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Georgia Mancio

Award-winning jazz vocalist and lyricist, Georgia Mancio, has consolidated her reputation as one of the UK’s most original, adventurous and multi-faceted new artists. A performer of pure class and integrity, Georgia has proved herself a true improviser with an unfailing flow, innate musicality and a boundless and bold imagination.  Her music embraces her Anglo/Italian/Uruguayan background: seamlessly performing in five languages and interpreting Fats Waller, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Tom Waits, David Bowie, Kenny Wheeler, The Beatles, Brazilian samba, Chilean folk and Italian pop often with her own beautifully crafted lyrics.

 

Georgia Mancio by Lara Leigh

Georgia Mancio by Lara Leigh

Georgia has performed with jazz legends Bobby McFerrin and Sheila Jordan and in duo with double Grammy-winning pianist and composer, Alan Broadbent (Diana Krall, Paul McCartney, Charlie Haden), at the 2013 London Jazz Festival.

She has played several residencies at Ronnie Scott’s opening for Kenny Barron, Georgie Fame, Monty AlexanderJon HendricksCedar WaltonJoey DeFrancescoRamsey LewisSteve SmithLee Ritenour, Dave Gruisin, Ray GelatoDave Holland’s Overtone Quartet and Milton Nascimento whom she also interviewed for Ronnie Scott’s International Jazz Radio Show.

 

Georgia’s ongoing projects include a duo with the multi award-winning singer and pianist, Ian Shaw; a duo/trio featuring Parliamentary award-winning guitarist, Nigel Price; a quartet/quintet with flute supremo, Gareth Lockrane, and stellar pianist, Tim Lapthorn and a bossa nova sextet Salud a Tom Jobim featuring reeds player, Mark Crooks.

She has completed 5 national tours and released 4 albums (Peaceful Place, Trapeze, Silhouette and Come Rain or Come Shine) 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.

She has also collaborated with:  Liane CarrollJason RebelloGwilym Simcock, James PearsonJim MullenNikki IlesJim HartLaurence CottleMichael JanischKate WilliamsBobby Wellins among many others and is featured vocalist with Frank Griffith’s Nonet.

 

Georgia Mancio at ReVoice!

Georgia Mancio at ReVoice! Festival 2012

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.

 

In 2005 Georgia beat contestants from all over the globe to take first prize in the Brussels International Young Jazz Singers’ Competition.