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BBC Proms

Georgia featured as both choir member and soloist in this year’s BBC Proms of Duke Ellington’s Sacred Music. Georgia performed as part of Carleen Anderson’s personally selected UK Vocal Assembly alongside the BBC Singers, Nu Civilisation Orchestra and Monty Alexander.

Watch again on i player. Georgia is featured on ‘My Love’ around 35 minutes.

 

Hang interview, John Fordham

“The frankness, fearlessness, and understated skilfulness of Georgia Mancio’s work – the qualities that made her recognisable as one of a kind over a decade ago – continue to deepen, and if the routes to that repeatedly take her out of her comfort zones, she’s as ready to make those journeys now as she was then, or maybe readier.”

Ahead of the 3rd edition of her Hang, Georgia talked to esteemed critic and writer, John Fordham, of London Jazz News about collaboration, heritage, lyrics, multiple realities and the need to embrace empathy and communication. Full interview here.

Hang, 9-11 October

“the magical, inventive, unique jewel box, that is Georgia Mancio’s Hang”  – Ian Shaw         

Hang 2019 9-11 October, Pizza Express Jazz Club, London

Storytelling, soul and compassion beat at the heart of award-winning vocalist Georgia Mancio’s 3rd Hang – a collection of collaborations that this year illuminates her extraordinary lyric writing.

Where We Once Belonged  (Wed 9 October) includes intriguing family portraits created with pianist Tom Cawley, exploring heritage and identity alongside Robert Mitchell, Kim Macari and Shirley Smart.

Finding Home (Thu 10 October) with pianist Kate Williams and string quartet: “a sublime song cycle” (Jazzwise) encompassing the refugee crisis to romantic spoken word groove.

Finally the beautiful, iconic Songbook (Fri 11 October, 2 shows) with Grammy-winning pianist Alan Broadbent: “one of the most formidable writing partnerships of the 21st Century” (Jazz Views).

 

Finding Home Tour ends

The first Finding Home tour has come to an end after 12 successful dates across the UK.  With 4 star album reviews from The Evening Standard, The Financial Times, Jazzwise, Jazz Journal and Kind of Jazz, the accolades for the live performances have been similarly vaunted.

Jazz Views reviewed the last date in the stunning Bolton Abbey  and noted: “What is truly astonishing about this ensemble is the music that is made collectively. This is not jazz or classical music, it is simply music. The pleasure that these remarkable musicians take in performing, and just making music together was clear to see and hear… For those that were fortunate enough to catch one of the live dates [it] will live long in the memory as one of those special performances.”

Thanks to everyone who supported the tour, not least generously donating over £1400 to partner charity Safe Passage and ongoing support for the children featured in the award-winning film Calais Children: A Case To Answer

Full Reviews, sound clips and more on Finding Home WebPage