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Ronnie Scott’s Radio interview

Hear Georgia and songwriting partner, Alan Broadbent, in conversation with Mike Vitti – producer of the Ronnie Scott’s Radio Show presented by Ian Shaw.

Georgia and Alan will be launching their new album Songbook at the world famous jazz club on Monday 3 April. The show is almost sold out but last few tickets are available here 

 

 

Reviews in for Songbook

“For a contemporary vocal jazz album to contain an original song that could reasonably be compared to the great standards of the past is a rare thing. For a contemporary vocal jazz album to present an entire set of originals which merit the comparison is rarer still. The latter is certainly the case with Songbook…” – Jazzwise

Early reviews for Georgia’s forthcoming album of originals – Songbook – with Alan Broadbent are looking set to be the best of her career.

A rare 4 **** Recommended rating from Jazzwise (beaten this month only by 5 stars for Wallace Roney) described: “An album of outstanding beauty and power, repeated hearings of Songbook only serve to increase your admiration.”

The UK blog Bebop Spoken HereIf we awarded stars to albums this one would rate a whole galaxy” and compares Georgia’s voice to that of the great Shirley Horn.

Send us a message through the CONTACT page to pre order Songbook!

London Jazz – Musician of the Year 2016 nominations

Georgia was nominated twice for London Jazz’s poll – Musician/Band of the year 2016. Georgia was selected by –

Cambridge Jazz promoter John Blandford:For maintaining a consistently high musical quality in a variety of different environments

and music manager Mary James: “For her outstanding leadership in raising funds for Calais refugees and her glorious performances especially that at Cheltenham Jazz Festival

Georgia Mancio 2016 by Carl Hyde

 

You can donate to the refugee aid charity, Phone Credit for Refugees, Georgia has been fundraising for here

New Show – MR and MRS with Liane Carroll

JUST ANNOUNCED!

Wed 14 Dec at Pizza Express Jazz Club, London

MR and MRS – Liane Carroll and Roger Carey meet Georgia Mancio and Dave Ohm

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Much cherished vocal star, Liane Carroll, and her husband – the fantastic electric bassist, Roger Carey – meet award-winning vocalist/lyricist and producer, Georgia Mancio, and her partner – the highly acclaimed drummer Dave Ohm.

Liane (Gerry Rafferty, Charlie Haden, London Elektricity) and Georgia (Alan Broadbent, Ian Shaw, Bobby McFerrin) famously collaborated at Georgia’s renowned international voice festival, captured as part of her recent album Live at ReVoice!
Roger Carey has been part of Liane’s life a glorious 30 years and as bassist in her trio since 1990. Georgia and Dave Ohm have been together for 15 years co-producing 3 albums and many other projects.

Do not miss this fun, fearless and heart-warming celebration by 4 superbly talented artists and 2 enduring musical and life partnerships!

Georgia Mancio and Liane Carroll at ReVoice! 2012 – by Dave Ohm

 

London Jazz News Songbook review

Georgia’s original Songbook project with Grammy-winning pianist, Alan Broadbent, and their live performance at Pizza Express Jazz Club last week gets a rave review from London Jazz News.

All photos by Carl Hyde

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“The songs, with their fresh, and wonderfully clearly delivered Mancio lyrics, have charm and character, and are always reminiscent of, yet different from, other points from the canon. Forever Yours is a tune with the same constant feel of being in two as well as in three as Sammy Fain’s Alice in Wonderland. One for Bud echoes both Bouncing with Bud and Joni Mitchell’s Twisted. Mancio sings this repertoire with clarity and integrity, always from memory. Bassist Oli Hayhurst and drummer Dave Ohm have both been with this project since the start. One might imagine that a pianist who worked so much with greats like Charlie Haden could start to coast along gently with a “local rhythm section,” but Broadbent seemed constantly enlivened and inspired by the sterling contributions of both Ohm and Hayhurst.” Read more

 

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To donate to either of Georgia’s Calais refugee charities please see here –

– Phone Credit For Refugees helps the people in the camp communicate with their families  Donation link  – Twitter @connect_refugee

– Jungle Canopy donates caravans for children and vulnerable people
Link: Website Twitter @JungleCanopy

 

BBC R3 InTune

Georgia and double Grammy-winning pianist, Alan Broadbent, performed live and were interviewed by Dr Sarah Walker on yesterday’s BBC Radio 3 show In Tune.

You can listen again (from the top of the show) to 3 live songs from their forthcoming Songbook album with bassist Oli Hayhurst and drummer Dave Ohm. 

Catch the group on their remaining tour dates:

Wed 7 Sept  Pizza Express Jazz Club, London

Thu 15 Sept  Hightide Festival, Aldeburgh

Fri 23 Sept   Scarborough Jazz Festival  

Georgia Mancio singing live on InTune, BBC R3 5 September 2016

Georgia Mancio singing live on InTune, BBC R3 5 September 2016

Alan Broadbent playing live on BBC R3 InTune, 5 Sept 2016

Alan Broadbent playing live on BBC R3 InTune, 5 Sept 2016

Ronnie Scott’s Radio Show, Jazz FM interview

Ian Shaw interviewed Georgia for Jazz FM’s  Ronnie Scott’s Radio Show ahead of the Songbook Tour this month with her songwriting partner, double Grammy-winning pianist/composer, Alan Broadbent.

Ian asks how Georgia and Alan’s writing partnership began and has developed and exclusively previews tracks from the Songbook album released next year.

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London Jazz News – Songbook preview

Our friends at London Jazz News kindly previewed Georgia’s forthcoming dates with her songwriting partner, double Grammy-winning pianist/composer, Alan Broadbent.

Next tour date this Wednesday 7th at Pizza Express Jazz Club. Book online here

 

New Zealand-born, American-based pianist and composer/arranger ALAN BROADBENT has won Grammys for his work with Shirley Horn and Natalie Cole, was a fixture in Charlie Haden’s Quartet West, and has been Grammy-nominated three times for his own albums. 


For the past two years he has been in a songwriting partnership with Georgia Mancio. They have recorded an ALBUM together, entitled “Songbook”. It won’t be out until next spring, but two of the tracks (detailed below) are available for a limited period to preview on Soundcloud.

They also embark on a four date UK tour. Georgia Mancio explains how her lyric-writing led to the partnership with Alan Broadbent. She writes:

“The first lyric I wrote was for pianist and composer, Tim Lapthorn – the title track of my first album Peaceful Place in 2003. We co-wrote a good part of Silhouette in 2010 with the title track by myself and Kate Williams and also an approved lyric to Pat Metheny’s Question and Answer. I’ve written lyrics and vocalese to songs by Chick Corea, Horace Silver, Jon Hendricks, Joe Zawinul, Osvaldo Farres (translating from the original Spanish) and Frank Griffith but the balance of my repertoire has always been weighted in favour of standards or covers.

I started writing with Alan in Summer 2014 and we are now on our 18th tune. I’ve never written so prolifically either alone or with someone else and the process, the craft and his music increasingly fascinates me. When we first previewed our songs last year, I really enjoyed focussing on the storytelling aspect – both with the actual lyrics and putting them in context for an audience who had never heard them before. I appreciate that it’s asking more of the listener but I actually found that drew them in deeper. We found after performances people were always keen not just to show their appreciation but to ask more, share their own interpretations or stories.

I’ve lived with our songs a little longer now, we’ve recorded them all (set for release next Spring) and I’ve played them with other people so they are starting to take on their own identities. So here’s to these live dates and the next 18 songs!”

 

Hear album preview tracks below!

 

 

 

Preview Songbook album tracks ahead of Tour!

To celebrate the Songbook Tour that starts this week we are releasing 2 exclusive tracks (for a limited time only) from the forthcoming album out in Spring 2017.

‘One For Bud’ – a witty, wordy tune about an insomniac obsessed with jazz pianist Bud Powell and all things bebop. How many Bud Powell song titles can you spot?

‘The Last Goodbye’ – the very first lyric Georgia wrote for Alan at the start of their writing collaboration in 2014. It was originally conceived as ‘The Long Goodbye’ for Charlie Haden’s Quartet West.

 

Come and hear them live with Georgia, Alan, Oli Hayhurst and Dave Ohm!

Songbook, September 2016 dates

Fri 2 Sept   Norwich Jazz Weekender

Wed 7 Sept  Pizza Express Jazz Club, London

Thu 15 Sept  Hightide Festival, Aldeburgh

Fri 23 Sept   Scarborough Jazz Festival  

Alan Broadbent Songbook – UK dates

This September Georgia will be joining forces again with double Grammy-winning pianist and composer, Alan Broadbent (Diana Krall, Woody Herman, Paul McCartney), to showcase their burgeoning Songbook.

Alan and Georgia began performing together in 2013, prolifically developing their songwriting to create an entirely new Songbook set for release as an album in 2017. Through journeys and resting places, childhood and old age; from bebop to brooding ballads and bossa novas: Songbook continues the lineage of the great jazz standards with poise, passion and unmistakable personality.

Alan Broadbent / Georgia Mancio Songbook Autumn 2016 UK Tour
with Oli Hayhurst (bs) and Dave Ohm (drums)

2 September 2016 – Norwich Jazz Weekender
EPIC TV Studios, 112-114 Magdalen Street, Norwich, Norfolk NR3 1JD
01603 727 727
7pm
£15 advance (or £35 2-show deal with James Tormé Big Band)
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7 September – Pizza Express Jazz Club, London
10 Dean Street, London W1D 3RW
020 7439 4962
8.30pm (doors 7pm)
£20
Click here to book

15 September – Hightide Festival, Aldeburgh
Aldeburgh Jubilee Hall, Crabbe Street, Aldeburgh, Suffolk IP15 5BN
01728 573 101
9.30pm
£15 (£10 concs)
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23 September – Scarborough Jazz Festival
Scarborough Spa, South Bay, Scarborough, North Yorkshire YO11 2HD
01723 821 888
8.45pm
Click here to book

 

Songbook Quartet

Songbook Quartet