Hang 2019

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

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 includes intriguing family portraits created with pianist Tom Cawley, exploring heritage and identity alongside Robert Mitchell, Kim Macari and Shirley Smart.

Finding Home  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 with Grammy-winning pianist Alan Broadbent: “one of the most formidable writing partnerships of the 21st Century” (Jazz Views).

Where We Once Belonged

Robert Mitchell (piano/poetry), Shirley Smart (cello), Kim Macari (trumpet/spoken word), Georgia Mancio (voice) & Tom Cawley (piano)

A group of multi-faceted artists share stories, songs and music of their heritage, in reflection of and response to our current times.

Pianist/composer Robert Mitchell (True Think, Alicia Olatuja) presents a poetic response to the Windrush scandal – himself a child of the Generation – with cellist Shirley Smart (Avishai Cohen, Yasmin Levy).

Kim Macari weaves spoken word with improvised solo trumpet in evocative soundworlds, exploring her roots as a Scottish woman.

Award-winning vocalist Georgia Mancio (Alan Broadbent, Liane Carroll) pens intriguing family portraits from Europe and beyond in songs co-written with pianist Tom Cawley (Peter Gabriel, Catenaccio).

Finding Home

Kate Williams (piano), Georgia Mancio (voice), John Garner (violin), Marie Schreer (violin), Francis Gallagher (viola), Sergio Serra (cello), Oli Hayhurst (bass), David Ingamells (drums)

“meticulous and poignant … with a depth transcending mere ‘song”  London Jazz News

Pianist/composer Kate Williams (Bobby Wellins, Stan Sulzmann) meets vocalist/lyricist Georgia Mancio (Alan Broadbent, Ian Shaw) in a collection of songs, old and newly co-written, for voice, piano trio and string quartet.

This year their album garnered 4 star reviews from The Financial Times, Jazzwise and Jazz Journal with sell out tour dates.

From the tragedy of the refugee crisis to romantic spoken word groove, reworked classics from Chile, Brazil and the Great American Songbook, a focus on the natural world, loss and hope: Finding Home is “a triumph of integrity and classy musicality”  The Guardian 4****.

Songbook

Alan Broadbent (piano/compositions), Georgia Mancio (voice/lyrics), Oli Hayhurst (bass), Dave Ohm (drums)

“one of the most formidable songwriting partnerships of the 21st century”   Jazz Views

Songbook is the exquisite playing and writing partnership between two-time Grammy award-winning jazz pianist/composer/arranger Alan Broadbent (Diana Krall, Woody Herman, Natalie Cole) and award-winning vocalist/lyricist Georgia Mancio (Liane Carroll, Ian Shaw,  ReVoice! Festival).

Their eponymous album, described as “pure perfection” by leading global jazz blog JazzWax, was launched at Ronnie Scott’s in 2017 with subsequent engagements across Europe and the US including Dizzy’s and Kitano (NYC) and Rochester, London and Krakow International Jazz Festivals.

Completing their quartet are acclaimed bassist Oli Hayhurst (Pharoah Sanders, Julian Siegel) and drummer Dave Ohm (Gregory Porter, Ian Shaw).

 

Hang [noun]

◼︎  the assembly and installation of artwork before an exhibition

◼︎ the after show, after hours gathering where all the fun is