Georgia Mancio's Quadro
5th March 2017
Quadro (Italian for ‘picture’) is the new trio formed by classy award-winning vocalist Georgia Mancio, and much lauded pianist Frank Harrison and bassist Andrew Cleyndert.
Individually, the members of Quadro are absolute masters of their art. Collectively they're brilliant, performing jazz and Brazilian standards alongside reinvented classical repertoire by composers such as Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Artie Shaw and Waldemar Henrique.
Georgia has proved herself one of the UK’s most original, adventurous and multi-faceted new artists. A true improviser with a boundless and bold imagination, she produces music of beauty, bite and unfailing integrity, embracing a wide-ranging jazz and modern song repertoire alongside influences from her Anglo-Italian/Uruguayan heritage.
Georgia has worked with artists such as Bobby McFerrin, Sheila Jordan, Ian Shaw, Liane Carroll and Jason Rebello, and since 2010 has directed her own annual international voice festival - Re-Voice! - which has showcased over 160 artists, including Tuck & Patti, Gregory Porter (his first UK booking), Beady Belle, Karin Krog, Norma Winstone and Carleen Anderson.
One of Georgia’s most recent musical alliances has seen her form an exquisite playing and writing partnership with two-time Grammy award-winning jazz pianist/composer/arranger Alan Broadbent.
With five critically acclaimed albums to her credit (all on her own label, Roomspin Records), Georgia was nominated Vocalist of the Year in the 2015 Parliamentary Jazz Awards.
Frank Harrison has performed with Gilad Atzmon, Tim Garland, Peter King, Julian Siegel and Louis Stewart, while Andrew Cleyndert has long been considered one of our finest bassists, having accompanied Stan Tracey, Annie Ross, Bobby Wellins, Gene Harris, Junior Mance and Benny Green, to name but a few.
“Mancio’s phrasing was just exquisite . . . Cleyndert shone . . . Harrison showed just how good he is . . . the packed audience was hooked.” - Kind of Jazz
“The lethal cool of a Mafioso stiletto . . . Mancio left the crowd begging for more.” - Evening Standard
“ . . . consistently beguiling across a huge range of material - from beautiful Jobim bossas to risk-taking vocalese, to little-known Chet Baker gems.” - Jazzwise
“Mancio’s performance - often within arrangements that would expose any weakness = puts her at the top of the ever-growing tree of jazz vocalists.” - All About Jazz
Tickets £14 / £12 Concessions
Jazz Express Offer: Book for any three gigs and get tickets for just £10 each!
Doors open 7.00pm. Show starts 7.30pm