London Jazz News

Swanage Jazz Festival 2018 , 14 July 2018

A Community youth centre had been discovered, with a nice acoustic, and from drummer Gary Wilcox‘s early Saturday slot on some of the best music of the weekend could be heard there. Like Georgia Mancio‘s new band celebrating the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim. Mancio’s voice is quite unique; calm and understated, the essence of cool yet possessed of an inner warmth which draws an audience in by its pure musicality. The tonal frameworks for this magic, from guitarist Colin Oxley and saxophonist Mark Crooks, were simply perfect: of all her many facets this  I think, is her most effective.