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)
spring/summer Album Tour 2019
“a triumph of integrity and classy musicality” – The Guardian 4****
“the venture has now set its sights unmistakably in the direction of giving primacy to expressiveness and emotion” LondonJazz (606 Club 2018)
“a wonderful creation… a sumptuous sound, rich in texture, and with a strong undercurrent of rhythmic drive” – LondonJazz (Birmingham 2018)
“It is something very special to hear their teamwork come to fruition” – LondonJazz (Pizza Express 2017)
“the immaculate Mancio in collaboration with the brilliant pianist, composer and arranger, Kate Williams… presented an emotionally-charged set of originals” – Jazz Views
An award-winning team of two of the UK’s leading artists: pianist/composer Kate Williams (Bobby Wellins, Stan Sulzmann, Pete Hurt Orchestra) and vocalist/lyricist Georgia Mancio (Liane Carroll, Bobby McFerrin, ReVoice! Festival) in a collection of songs, old and newly co-written, arranged for trio, string quartet and voice, linked by the concept of finding home.
Finding Home is the maturation of their 10 year collaboration with past performances at Ronnie Scotts, Cleethorpes Jazz Festival and a televised broadcast for BBC Radio Scotland’s prestigious Jazz Nights at the Quay.
The project’s debut at the Pizza Express Jazz Club in 2017 received rave reviews including a prized 4 stars from The Guardian with subsequent appearances at Watermill Jazz, Birmingham Jazz Festival, Wakefield Jazz Club and the 606 Club. It follows Kate’s collaboration with the Guastalla Quartet first as part of ‘Bill Evans And The Impressionists’ at the 2014 Guildhall Jazz Festival then her own acclaimed album, Four Plus Three, and Arts Council England assisted tour in 2016.
Georgia joins this intriguing group after previous acclaimed guests Mike Outram, Gareth Lockrane and Kate’s father, classical guitar legend John Williams. Her searingly beautiful lyric writing has been approved by Pat Metheny and universally lauded on her recent album Songbook – co-written with double Grammy-winning pianist/composer Alan Broadbent. With her emotive live performances, Georgia reveals a deeper narrative beneath Kate’s fully integrated writing and arranging.
Finding Home the album will be released in spring 2019 with accompanying Arts Council England assisted tour.
Read Georgia and Kate’s interview in Jazz Views