georgia mancio biography
“[Mancio] has everything covered – technical mastery, expressive range and a remarkable versatility” – The Observer ****
Award-winning jazz vocalist/lyricist, Georgia Mancio, is one of the Europe’s most original, adventurous and multi-faceted new artists. Her unfailing integrity, emotional commitment and ever-evolving imagination, produces music of beauty and bite whether referencing classic jazz, Latin or modern song repertoire or her own bold new writing.
This summer Georgia played her first US dates (Rochester International Jazz Festival, Kitano, NYC and Side Door, CT) with her songwriting partner double Grammy-winning jazz pianist and composer Alan Broadbent (Diana Krall, Paul McCartney, Charlie Haden) and their co-written Songbook. It follows last year’s sold out debut headline album launch at world-renowned Ronnie Scott’s described as “unequivocally, one of the gigs of the year” (Jazzwise) and subsequent performances across the UK, Germany and Poland.
From 2010-2014 Georgia produced, presented and performed in 5 consecutive editions of her universally acclaimed ReVoice! Festival – hosting stars such as Tuck & Patti, Raul Midon, Gregory Porter (his first UK booking), Beady Belle, Carleen Anderson, Carmen Souza, Karin Krog and Diana Torto/Kenny Wheeler/John Taylor.
Her latest project, Finding Home, co-written and led with pianist/composer Kate Williams received a coveted 4 star review from The Guardian for its debut performance and will be released as an album with accompanying tour from spring 2019.
Georgia has also collaborated with Bobby McFerrin, Sheila Jordan, Jason Rebello, Gwilym Simcock and Bobby Wellins and opened for legends Monty Alexander, Jon Hendricks and Milton Nascimento, Kenny Barron, Georgie Fame, Cedar Walton, Joey DeFrancesco, Ramsey Lewis, Steve Smith, Lee Ritenour, Dave Gruisin, Ray Gelato, Dave Holland’s Overtone Quartet during many residencies at Ronnie Scott’s.
Georgia’s writing has been officially approved by Pat Metheny for her lyrics to his iconic composition Question And Answer.
Albums and Broadcasts
- Peaceful Place, Roomspin Records 2003
- Trapeze, Roomspin Records 2008
- Silhouette, Roomspin Records 2010
- Come Rain or Come Shine, Roomspin Records 2013
- Live at ReVoice!, Roomspin Records 2015
- Songbook, Roomspin Records 2017
- Live Broadcast with Darius Brubeck, BBC Radio 3 Jazz Line-Up, 2011
- Live Broadcast at ReVoice! Festival with John Parricelli, BBC Radio 3 Jazz Line-Up, 2013
- BBC Scotland Radio and TV broadcast Jazz Nights At The Quay, 2017
Awards and Nominations
- nominated Vocalist of the Year 2018 British Jazz Awards
- nominated Best Jazz Act 2017 Urban Music Awards
- nominated Vocalist of the Year 2017 British Jazz Awards
- nominated Vocalist of the Year 2017 Parliamentary Jazz Awards
- twice nominated for 2016 London Jazz Musician of the Year
- nominated Vocalist of the Year 2015 Parliamentary Jazz Awards
- first prize winner in 2005 Brussels International Young Jazz Singers’ Competition