georgia mancio (voice) mark crooks (sax and clarinet)
john pearce (piano), colin oxley (guitar),
dave chamberlain (bass), dave ohm (drums)
“As [Mancio’s] voice soars to paint precise arabesques in the air there’s a suggestion of Ella Fitzgerald by way of Bebel Gilberto” – Metro
Salud! Tom Jobim is Georgia’s tribute to the remarkable Brazilian composer, singer, multi- instrumentalist and Bossa Nova maestro Antonio Carlos “Tom” Jobim.
Alongside virtuoso reeds player, Mark Crooks (Ronnie Scott’s,The Lincoln Center NYC, BBC Proms/John Wilson Orchestra) and a top flight band, Salud! Tom Jobim recreates the hits ( Desafinado , Chega de Saudade, Corcovado and most famously The Girl from Ipanema) as well as lesser known gems with collaborators Elis Regina, Stan Getz, Frank Sinatra, Joao and Astrud Gilberto.
Jobim’s beautiful, bitter-sweet melodies evoke the sunshine and easy rhythm of life by the ocean in Brazil combined with a jazz musician’s sense of harmony, the eloquence of George Gershwin and Irving Berlin and the sweep of Debussy, Chopin and Ravel. They remain unique and timeless.