Alan Broadbent / Georgia Mancio Songbook

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Last Show: Wednesday 7 th September 2016

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

‘Songbook’ is the exquisite playing and writing partnership between double Grammy winning jazz pianist/composer/ arranger Alan Broadbent (Diana Krall, Woody Herman, Paul McCartney) and stellar vocalist/lyricist Georgia Mancio (Ian Shaw, Bobby McFerrin, ReVoice! Festival). Alan and Georgia began performing together in 2013, developing their songwriting to create an entirely new Songbook set for release as an album in 2017. Through journeys and resting places, childhood and old age; from bebop to brooding ballads and bossa novas; Songbook continues the lineage of the great jazz standards with poise, passion and unmistakable personality. Not to be missed.

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"These were songs of real beauty and sophistication, that surely deserve to join the Standards repertoire - arranged, played and sung with great passion and skill"

London Jazz News

Alan is recognised as one of the world’s leading jazz artists with credits as impressively far-ranging as Diana Krall, Natalie Cole, Woody Herman, Johnny Mandel, Paul McCartney and iconic collaborations with Irene Kral and Charlie Haden’s Quartet West. Georgia has proved herself one of the UK’s most original, adventurous and multi-faceted artists, with work including Bobby McFerrin, Ian Shaw, Sheila Jordan, Gwilym Simcock, Liane Carroll and her own international voice festival - ReVoice!

Alan and Georgia began performing together in 2013 first in duo then in quartet with much acclaimed bassist Oli Hayhurst (Pharoah Sanders, Julian Siegel, Ray Gelato) and drummer Dave Ohm (Gregory Porter, Ian Shaw, Anthony Strong). Their songwriting grew organically and within just 9 months they had created an entirely new Songbook set for release as an album in early 2017.

Alan’s evocative melodies, sophisticated harmony and peerless arrangers’ ear find their perfect match in Georgia’s superbly crafted lyrics of both beauty and bite. Through journeys and resting places, childhood and old age; from bebop to brooding ballads and bossa novas: The Alan Broadbent / Georgia Mancio Songbook sets the new standards of the future.