Georgia Mancio/Alan Broadbent Quartet

Songbook is the exquisite collaboration between double Grammy-winning jazz pianist/composer/ arranger Alan Broadbent (Charlie Haden, Diana Krall, Natalie Cole, Woody Herman) and award-winning vocalist/lyricist Georgia Mancio (Bobby McFerrin, Ian Shaw, Gwilym Simcock, ReVoice! Festival). Alan and Georgia began performing together in 2013 and cowriting the following year. In April 2017 they released Songbook marking Alan’s 70th birthday and the first time his music has been heard entirely with words. Their sold-out debut headline show at world-renowned Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club was followed by performances including Gateshead International Jazz Festival, Birdland Jazz Club (Hamburg) and Krakow Jazz Festival. Initially inspired by Great American Songbook writers Harry Warren, George Gershwin and Rodgers and Hart, their songs are both timeless and modern, seeking to create new standards rather than emulate the past. Alan’s sophisticated melodies and peerless arranger’s ear find their perfect match in Georgia’s superbly crafted lyrics of both beauty and bite. Their already prolific output flows from joyous bebop to brooding ballads and bossa novas; through journeys and resting places, childhood and old age. “one of the most formidable songwriting partnerships of the 21st century. Music that is deeply heartfelt, expressive and exquisitely played, and able to communicate on multiple levels” - Jazz Views (UK)

Georgia Mancio (voice & lyrics) / Alan Broadbent (piano & music) / Don Falzone (double bass) / Dave Ohm (drums)