"her velvety, yet powerful voice...sparklingly clean articulation, she makes the low registers shine... Less is more, this motto is easy to say, but difficult to realize"
"The songs...are based on the great evergreens of jazz history and certainly have the potential to become such themselves"
"craft, delicacy, and sublime musical skill...A new songbook, beautifully delivered: that’s surely worth waiting 50 years for"
“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”
“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”
“What an amazing, vibrant and completely sold out Ronnie Scott’s … which ended with that kind of applause that made you feel that you had been in on something special”
“impossible not to fall in love with her voice…a magnificent example of strength and talent”
Features & Interviews
Songbook with Alan Broadbent
Described as “one of the most formidable partnerships of the 21st century” (Jazz Views): multi-award-winning vocalist/lyricist Georgia Mancio (Kate Williams, ReVoice! Festival, Ian Shaw) and double-Grammy-winning jazz pianist/composer Alan Broadbent (Natalie Cole, Diana Krall, Pat Metheny) celebrate their 10th anniversary this year.
Their exquisite collaboration has yielded recognition across Europe and the US with six tours, two albums, and some 40 co-written songs that began with The Last Goodbye, originally composed for Charlie Haden’s Quartet West.
In 2017, they launched their first album of originals, Songbook, (with bassist Oli Hayhurst and drummer Dave Ohm), in two world-renowned jazz clubs: London’s Ronnie Scott’s (“unequivocally, one of the gigs of the year”, Jazzwise) and New York’s Dizzy’s Coca Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center.
In 2021, their duo follow-up Quiet Is The Star, was among the Arts Desk, Jazz Views and Jazzwise ‘Albums of The Year’, and released alongside the publication of The Songs of Alan Broadbent and Georgia Mancio – a book of their 33 works to date.
Other notable engagements have included: the London, Krakow and Rochester International Jazz Festivals; Sage Gateshead and Pizza Express Jazz Club (U.K); Birdland (Germany); NOSPR (Poland); Kitano and Mezzrow (U.S).
Through journeys and resting places, childhood and old age, community and solitude: Broadbent and Mancio’s music remind us of both the fragility and resilience of the human spirit, at once profound and joyous, intimate and epic.
Georgia Mancio (voice & lyrics), Alan Broadbent (piano & music), Oli Hayhurst (bass), Dave Ohm (drums)