Songbook – Live Reviews

Ronnie Scott’s Club, 3 April 2017

“A sparkling and emotional show. 10 out of 10!” Jazz in Europe

“What an amazing, vibrant and completely sold out Ronnie Scott’s last Monday week ….A wonderful night of jazz for grown-ups … which ended with that kind of applause that made you feel that you had been in on something special” LondonJazz

“unequivocally, one of the gigs of the year…Heartfelt, intimate and engaging, this was one of those memorable nights where the music-making was completely transporting. Every lover of song will want to add Mancio and Broadbent’s tour de force to their collection” Jazzwise

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Gateshead International Jazz Festival, 2 April 2017

“this was Rodgers and Hart, George and Ira, Berlin, Porter, Jerome Kern and Dorothy Fields born again in a different century. It didn’t, it couldn’t, get any better than this…” Bebop Spoken Here

“The material had an elegiac quality…If you love the golden age of the American Songbook, you’ll appreciate the achievement of this partnership in extending it.” Jazz Journal

Kiel Kulturforum, 15 April 2017

“It is almost like hubris, when Alan Broadbent & Georgia Mancio also call their album “songbook”. In the KulturForum .. it became clear that the pianist and singer indeed set new standards.” Kieler Nachrichten

“Songbook…is not reminiscent of the “Great American Songbook” –  the famous collection of jazz standards. Because here new standards are set”  Hansen-Munk