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Georgia Mancio

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Biography of Georgia Mancio

Georgia Mancio has consolidated her reputation as one of the UK’s most original, adventurous and multi-faceted new artists.

A performer of pure class and integrity, Georgia is a true improviser with an unfailing flow, innate musicality and a boundless and bold imagination. Her music embraces her Anglo/Italian/Uruguayan background: seamlessly performing in five languages and interpreting Fats Waller, Chick Corea, Pat Metheny, Tom Waits, David Bowie, Kenny Wheeler, The Beatles, Brazilian samba, Chilean folk and Italian pop often with her own beautifully crafted lyrics.

Georgia has performed with jazz legends Bobby McFerrin and Sheila Jordan and in duo with double Grammy-winning pianist and composer, Alan Broadbent (Diana Krall, Paul McCartney, Charlie Haden), at the 2013 London Jazz Festival.

She has played several residencies at Ronnie Scott’s opening for Kenny Barron, Georgie Fame, Monty Alexander, Jon Hendricks, Cedar Walton, Joey DeFrancesco, Ramsey Lewis, Steve Smith, Lee Ritenour, Dave Gruisin, Ray Gelato, Dave Holland’s Overtone Quartet and Milton Nascimento whom she also interviewed for Ronnie Scott’s International Jazz Radio Show.

Georgia’s ongoing projects include a duo with the multi award-winning singer and pianist, Ian Shaw; a duo/trio with Parliamentary award-winning guitarist, Nigel Price and a quartet/quintet featuring flute supremo Gareth Lockrane and stellar pianist Tim Lapthorn. She co-runs a bossa nova sextet, Salud a Tom Jobim, with reeds player Mark Crooks.

In 2010 Georgia launched her own international voice festival - ReVoice! - in association with the Pizza Express Jazz Club. A much lauded annual event which Georgia produces, presents and performs in, ReVoice! has hosted over 160 musicians including: Tuck & Patti, Raul Midon, Gregory Porter (his first UK booking), Beady Belle, Carleen Anderson, Carmen Souza, Karin Krog, David Linx, Maria Pia de Vito, Jhelisa Anderson/Robert Mitchell, Mycale (John Zorn’s a capella quartet), Kevin Mahogany, Allan Harris, Becca Stevens Band, Sofia Rei and Diana Torto/Kenny Wheeler/John Taylor.

Georgia has completed 5 national tours and released 4 albums Peaceful Place (2003), Trapeze (2008), Silhouette (2010) and Come Rain or Come Shine (2013).

BBC Radio 3’s Jazz Line-Up have twice broadcast her live concerts: with Darius Brubeck in 2011 and with John Parricelli in 2013. She has also collaborated with Liane Carroll, Jason Rebello, Gwilym Simcock, Michael Janisch, Jim Mullen, James Pearson, Laurence Cottle, Nikki Iles and Bobby Wellins among many others and is featured vocalist with Frank Griffith’s Nonet.

In 2005 Georgia beat contestants from all over the globe to take first prize in the Brussels International Young Jazz Singers’ Competition.

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