Award-winning jazz vocalist, Georgia Mancio, has consolidated her reputation as one of the UK’s most original, adventurous and multi-faceted new artists.
She has performed with jazz legends Bobby McFerrin and Sheila Jordan and in 2013 begun a performing and songwriting partnership with two-time Grammy award-winning pianist and composer Alan Broadbent. She has released 4 albums and opened for Kenny Barron, Georgie Fame, Jon Hendricks and Milton Nascimento among many others at Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.
Georgia created ReVoice! in 2010 in association with the Pizza Express Jazz Club, establishing a platform for many artists previously underrated or unseen in the UK. From an initial 5 day event to this year’s 12 day extravaganza; ReVoice! has become an established and much anticipated fixture in the London calendar. To date Georgia has programmed over 160 vocalists and musicians including: Carmen Lundy, Gregory Porter (his first UK booking), Raul Midon, Jhelisa Anderson, Tuck & Patti, Diana Torto / Kenny Wheeler/John Taylor, Beady Belle, Karin Krog, David Linx, Becca Stevens Band, Carleen Anderson, Norma Winstone, Kevin Mahogany, Rebecca Parris, Allan Harris, Carmen Souza, Tina May / Enrico Pieranunzi, Sofia Rei, Mycale (John Zorn’s a capella group), Barbara Raimondi and many more.
Alongside programming and hosting, Georgia also gives voice to the cream of the UK’s instrumentalists: performing each night with a different (and often brand new) collaborator. These have included: Jason Rebello, Liane Carroll, Ian Shaw, Jim Hart, Michael Janisch, Kate Williams, Barry Green/Bobby Wellins, Nikki Iles, Andrew Cleyndert, Dave Chamberlain, Ross Stanley, James Pearson, Nigel Price, Maurizio Minardi, Grant Windsor, Jim Mullen, Robert Mitchell, John Parricelli, Gareth Lockrane / Geoff Gascoyne, Laurence Cottle and Pete Churchill.
This unique combination of artist and curator is what sets ReVoice! apart. It allies Georgia to a movement of musicians (including Michael Janisch’s Whirlwind, Trish Clowes’ Emulsion, Clark Tracey’s Herts Jazz Festival, Brandon Allen’s Highgate Jazz With Soul, Dave Stapleton’s Edition Records) giving back to their music community and stepping beyond the imposed boundaries of promoter and player.