Multi award-winning /nominated vocalist, lyricist and producer, Georgia Mancio, is one of Europe’s most respected, adventurous and multi-faceted new artists. Her multi-lingual music references classic jazz and Latin alongside her own astonishing writing, always stamped with an unfailing emotional integrity.
In 2021, Georgia won Best Vocalist at the Parliamentary Jazz Awards and was nominated in the same category for the Jazz FM Awards.
She also released her 8th album, Quiet Is The Star, nominated by The Arts Desk, Jazz Views and Jazzwise in their albums of the year. It is the second in partnership with Grammy-winning pianist/composer Alan Broadbent. Their first album, Songbook (2017), was launched at a sold out headline show at Ronnie Scott’s (“unequivocally, one of the gigs of the year” Jazzwise) with subsequent performances across Europe and the US, including famed New York clubs Dizzy’s (Jazz at Lincoln Center), Kitano and Mezzrow.
The strengthening bond between these performers and songwriters is sealed by the concurrent publication of their first book – The Songs of Alan Broadbent and Georgia Mancio, featuring all their 33 originals, co-written between 2014 and 2020.
Georgia’s previous release, Finding Home (2019), was co-produced with pianist/composer Kate Williams and her acclaimed Four Plus Three ensemble with special guest classical guitarist John Williams. Critically lauded it won Best Album in 2020 Parliamentary Jazz Awards.
From 2010-2014 Georgia produced her now iconic ReVoice! Festival in association with the Pizza Express Jazz Club. She presented over 160 artists across 5 multi-venue editions including: Rebecca Parris, Tuck & Patti, Raul Midon, Gregory Porter (his first UK booking), Beady Belle, Carleen Anderson, Carmen Souza, Karin Krog and Diana Torto/Kenny Wheeler/John Taylor and performed 44 sets herself.
From 2017, she went on to produce 3 editions of a new series, Hang, showcasing her ever-evolving creativity as a curator and collaborative kudos and versatility with artists including Ian Shaw, Liane Carroll, Nigel Price, Nikki Iles, Alina Bzhezhinska, Gareth Lockrane, Trish Clowes and Tom Cawley.
Georgia’s other credits include: 2019 BBC Proms (soloist and UK Vocal Assembly), Bobby McFerrin, Bobby Wellins, Gwilym Simcock, Jason Rebello, Robert Mitchell, Darius Brubeck, Pat Metheny (lyric approval) and multiple nominations in the Parliamentary, Jazz FM, British Jazz and Urban Music Awards.
Georgia is also an experienced educator: teaching vocal technique and performance skills at City University since 2018; presenting online music/art courses with Hotel Alphabet; and lecturing on The Jazz Age at The City Literary Institute, Two Temple Place , The Ashmolean and for The Course.
She co-runs Eltham Jazz Club with drummer Dave Ohm.
Awards & Nominations
- Best Vocalist 2021 Parliamentary Jazz Awards (winner)
- Best Vocalist 2021 Jazz FM Awards (nominee)
- Best Album 2020 Parliamentary Jazz Awards (winner)
- Best Vocalist 2020 Parliamentary Jazz Awards (nominee)
- Best Vocalist 2019 Parliamentary Jazz Awards (nominee)
- Best Vocalist 2018 Parliamentary Jazz Awards (nominee)
- Best Jazz Act 2018 Urban Music Awards (nominee)
- Best Vocalist 2018 British Jazz Awards (nominee)
- Best Jazz Act 2017 Urban Music Awards (nominee)
- Best Vocalist 2017 British Jazz Awards (nominee)
- Musician of The Year 2016 London Jazz News (double nominee)
- Best Vocalist 2015 Parliamentary Jazz Awards (nominee)
- Best Vocalist 2005 Brussels International Young Jazz Singers’ Competition (1st Prize Winner)
“impossible not to fall in love with her voice…a magnificent example of strength and talent” Jazz in Europe
“[Mancio] has everything covered – technical mastery, expressive range and a remarkable versatility” The Observer 4****
“the archetype of a modern singer who can style-hop at will and produce…thoroughly musical and textually convincing versions of – er – anything” London Jazz News
“a warm, rich playful sound with intimate, hip phrasing and spot-on intonation…Mancio brings grace and wisdom to each song. Her lyric-writing is sophisticated and sensitive beyond her years” Jazz Wax (US)
“an object lesson in subtlety…in the impact of nuance…It’s beautiful” All About Jazz 5*****
“velvety voice and clear articulation” Jazz Podium (Germany)
“a sublime vocalist [who] has forged an enviable reputation with both credibility and talent to spare” Jazzwise 4****
“a performer of character, conviction, and relaxed virtuosity” The Guardian 4****
“the elegance of the great singers of Jazz…impossible not to be seduced” Jazzeseruido (Spain)
“The lethal cool of a Mafioso stiletto…Mancio left the crowd begging for more” The Evening Standard 4****
“pure, well enunciated vocals…a highly skilful storyteller…The air of fragile beauty was haunting and effective” Jazz Mann
“The brilliant voice of Georgia Mancio” Robert Elms, BBC Radio London