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Georgia Mancio

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Biography of Georgia Mancio

Award-winning jazz vocalist/lyricist, Georgia Mancio, has proved herself one of the UK’s most original, adventurous and multi-faceted new artists. A true improviser with a boundless and bold imagination, Georgia produces music of beauty, bite and unfailing integrity, embracing a wide-ranging jazz repertoire alongside influences from her Anglo/Italian/Uruguayan heritage and her own skilfully crafted writings.


Georgia has performed with Bobby McFerrin, Sheila Jordan, Ian Shaw, Liane Carroll, Jason Rebello, Gwilym Simcock, Jim Mullen, Darius Brubeck, Bobby Wellins among many others. She has played several residencies at the legendary Ronnie Scott’s Club 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.

In 2013 she began a collaboration with two-time Grammy award-winning jazz pianist and composer, Alan Broadbent, and they will be releasing ‘Songbook’ - an album of co-written originals in 2016. As a lyricist her work has also been approved by Pat Metheny and UK based composer Tim Lapthorn and Kate Williams.


In 2010 Georgia launched her own international voice festival - ReVoice! - in association with the Pizza Express Jazz Club. To date Georgia has produced 5 annual editions, performing 44 sets herself and presenting over 160 artists 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, 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 released several albums: Peaceful Place (2003), Trapeze (2008), Silhouette (2010) and Come Rain or Come Shine (2013). Her new release - Live at ReVoice! (2015) - is a collection of duos recorded at her own universally acclaimed international voice festival.

In 2005 Georgia beat contestants from around the globe to take first prize at the Brussels International Jazz Singers’ Competition and was nominated Best Vocalist in the 2014 UK Parliamentary Jazz Awards.

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