georgia mancio biography
Award-winning jazz vocalist/lyricist, Georgia Mancio, has proved herself one of the Europe’s most original, adventurous and multi-faceted new artists.
A true improviser with a boundless and bold imagination, Georgia produces music of beauty, bite and unfailing integrity, embracing a wide-ranging jazz and modern song repertoire alongside influences from her Anglo/Italian/Uruguayan heritage and her own original writings.
In April 2017 Georgia launched her 6th album – Songbook – with a sold out debut headline show at world-renowned Ronnie Scott’s which Jazzwise described as “unequivocally, one of the gigs of the year”. Songbook is Georgia’s first entire album of originals, co-written with her songwriting partner, double Grammy award-winning jazz pianist and composer Alan Broadbent (Diana Krall, Paul McCartney, Charlie Haden).
This follows the universally acclaimed Live at ReVoice! (2015) – a collection of duos from her own international voice festival which ran for 5 editions in multiple venues with over 160 artists.
Georgia has also collaborated with Bobby McFerrin, Sheila Jordan, Ian Shaw, Liane Carroll, Jason Rebello, Gwilym Simcock, Bobby Wellins; opened for legends including Monty Alexander, Jon Hendricks and Milton Nascimento and been approved by Pat Metheny for her work as a lyricist.
Other performances include: James Pearson, Jim Mullen, Nikki Iles, Jim Hart, Laurence Cottle, Michael Janisch, Kate Williams and many residencies at Ronnie’s supporting Kenny Barron, Georgie Fame, Cedar Walton, Joey DeFrancesco, Ramsey Lewis, Steve Smith, Lee Ritenour, Dave Gruisin, Ray Gelato, Dave Holland’s Overtone Quartet and more.
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 produced, presented and performed in, ReVoice! 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. The last edition of ReVoice! ran across 4 venues in and out of London in 2014.
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
Awards and Nominations
- twice nominated for 2016 London Jazz Musician of the Year
- nominated Vocalist of the Year in 2015 Parliamentary Jazz Awards
- first prize winner in 2005 Brussels International Young Jazz Singers’ Competition