6 Oct (early show) – Finding Home


Friday 6 October @ Pizza Express Jazz Club, London 

Finding Home: Kate Williams’ Four Plus Three meets Georgia Mancio 

Kate Williams (piano), Georgia Mancio (voice), Oli Hayhurst (bass), David Ingamells (drums), John Garner (violin), Marie Schreer (violin), Francis Gallagher (viola), Sergio Serra (cello)

Three years on from her iconic ReVoice! Festival and following the success of new release, Songbook, award-winning vocalist/lyricist, Georgia Mancio, once again flexes her multi-lateral creativity with a new series of tantalising collaborations.

Georgia continues her longstanding musical partnership with composer/pianist Kate Williams and her acclaimed Four Plus Three project. They present a collection of songs, old and newly co-written, arranged for trio, string quartet and voice, linked by the concept of finding home. Tonight is the world premiere of this striking concept piece.

“A sumptuous jazz piano trio plus string quartet set from the consistently thoughtful and inventive Kate Williams”  MOJO ****

Georgia and Kate have performed together many times in the last 10 years including Ronnie Scotts, ReVoice!, Cleethorpes Jazz Festival and a televised broadcast for BBC Radio Scotland’s prestigious Jazz Nights at The Quay.

In 2014, whilst working on Bill Evans And The Impressionists at the 2014 Guildhall Jazz Festival, Kate met the stunning Guastalla String Quartet, eventually recording an album with them and her regular jazz trio. Four Plus Three was released last year to great critical acclaim, confirming her fully integrated – and highly skilful – approach to writing and arranging. She has previously invited flautist Gareth Lockrane, guitarist Mike Outram and her father – the revered classical guitarist John Williams – to guest with this unique line-up.

“Mancio’s lyrics consistently hit the emotional and aesthetic bullseye”  Jazzwise 4**** Recommended

In 2010 Georgia released Silhouette which included songs co-written with pianist Tim Lapthorn; an approval of her lyric to Pat Metheny’s Question And Answer by the composer himself and the first writing collaboration with Kate on the title track. In April Songbook (her first album solely of original writing set to pianist Alan Broadbent’s compositions) was universally praised for her “superb, life-drawn lyrics” and marks the metamorphosis of an important new lyricist.

An unmissable debut.

Friday 6 October (early show)

Finding Home: Kate Williams’ Four Plus Three meets Georgia Mancio

Pizza Express Jazz Club, London

7.30pm (doors 6pm), £25

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