Arts Council Funding awarded for Alan Broadbent Songbook Tour
Arts Council England have awarded Georgia Grants for the Arts funding for her Autumn tour with double Grammy-winning pianist and arranger Alan Broadbent (Charlie Haden, Irene Kral, Diana Krall, Natalie Cole, Woody Herman).
Georgia has forged a playing and songwriting partnership with Alan over the last 2 years and this Autumn they will be touring the UK alongside much acclaimed bassist Oli Hayhurst (Pharoah Sanders, Julian Siegel, Ray Gelato) and drummer Dave Ohm (Gregory Porter, Ian Shaw, Anthony Strong) to present their original Songbook project.
Alan’s evocative melodies, sophisticated harmony and peerless arrangers’ ear find their perfect match in Georgia’s superbly crafted lyrics of both beauty and bite. Through journeys and resting places, childhood and old age; from bebop to brooding ballads and bossa novas: The Alan Broadbent / Georgia Mancio Songbook sets the new standards of the future.
Don’t miss the chance to hear this superb group ahead of their new album recording.
SONGBOOK – AUTUMN 2015 TOUR DATES:
22 September – The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, UK Click to book
24 September – Bonington Theatre, Nottingham, UK Click to book
27 September – Live Jazz Matters at The Stables, Milton Keynes, UK (no drums) Click to book
8 October – Watermill Jazz, Dorking, UK Click to book
10 October – Eden Riverside, Neuss, Germany
Georgia Mancio & Alan Broadbent, Pizza Express Jazz Club 2014
“incredibly well received by the audience….these new songs definitely deserve to be heard” – London Jazz News
Georgia Mancio & Alan Broadbent, London Jazz Festival 2013
“Mancio’s velvet tone and sensitive lyricism are as beautiful as ever, but with Broadbent, whose scintillating accompanying piano reveals new details in even the best-loved song, they’re unmissable.” – Matthew Wright, Culture Whisper Best of Jazz Gigs 2013