Twenty-date tour for singer Georgia Mancio

Georgia Mancio, tipped by JJ's Derek Ansell for her "fresh and invigorating" treatments of new and standard material, embarks on a 20-date UK tour with her duo, trio and quartet this spring/summer

Vocalist and lyricist Georgia Mancio starts a whistle-stop tour of the UK this spring, kicking off in London on 7 April and ending in Orford on 28 July. She'll be joined by guitarist Nigel Price in a duo set, adding bassist Julie Walkington to make a trio, and will also perform with her quartet, made up of Tim Lapthorn (p), Julie Walkington and Dave Ohm (d).

The tour will feature original songs written by Ms Mancio and pianist Tim Lapthorn, as well as music from Chick Corea to the Beatles. The singer's duo collaborations with guitarist Nigel Price will explore a range of jazz standards, mixing traditional storytelling with improvisation.

Georgia Mancio has been described as a "force to be reckoned with" by BBC Online, and has worked with Bobby McFerrin, Liane Carroll and Sheila Jordan, among others. She won first prize at the 2005 Brussels International Young Jazz Singers' Competition, and so far has three albums to her name: Peaceful Place (2003), Trapeze (2007), and Silhouette (2010).

Full dates for the tour, which is assisted by Jazz Services, and samples from Georgia's albums can be found on her website.

Ms. Mancio was the subject of a feature by Derek Ansell in JJ August 2009 and her album Silhouette was reviewed in the June 2010 issue.

Sally Evans-Darby

Photo by Lara Leigh

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