Thursday evening 8 March @Seven Arts Doors 7.30pm £16/14 (NUS £5)
Georgia Mancio vocals, Kate Williams piano, Steve Watts bass and David Ohm drums
For International Women’s Day on 8th March JazzLeeds proudly present Georgia Mancio and Kate Williams. This is a longstanding musical partnership – they will present a collection of songs, old and newly co-written, arranged for trio and voice, including pieces from their acclaimed suite “Finding Home“
Three years on from her iconic ReVoice! Festival and following the success of new release, “Songbook”, award-winning vocalist/lyricist, Georgia Mancio, once again flexes her multi-lateral creativity with a set of music inspired by her visits to the refugee camp in Calais. Georgia continues her longstanding musical partnership with composer/pianist Kate Williams and her acclaimed ‘Four Plus Three’project. They present a collection of songs, old and newly co-written, arranged for trio and voice, linked by the concept of finding home.
“The qualities of supple phrasing and quiet intensity that distinguish Georgia Mancio often warm the familiar jazz landscapes of Broadway love songs and slinky Brazilian sambas. But if this sharp-eared and patiently curious artist has her comfort zones, she evolves at her own pace nonetheless. The gig was nonetheless a triumph of integrity and classy musicality” John Fordham
“Williams has a quality rare among jazz composers: a musical vocabulary that’s all her own” The Observer ****
Georgia Mancio “a performer of character, conviction, and relaxed virtuosity” The Guardian
Support from Alžbeta Turčányiová group, with Alžbeta on vocals, Chris Bland piano, Sam Jackson on bass and Josh Smout on drums.