Finding Home: Kate Williams’s Four Plus Three meets Georgia Mancio
‘ A triumph of integrity and classy musicality’ – The Guardian 4****
Finding Home is the award-winning team of two of the UK’s leading artists: pianist/composer Kate Williams and vocalist/lyricist Georgia Mancio in a collection of songs, old and newly co-written, arranged for voice, piano trio and string quartet, linked by the many concepts of Finding Home.
Finding Home is the maturation of Kate and Georgia’s 10-year collaboration with past performances at Ronnie Scott’s, Cleethorpes Jazz Festival and a televised broadcast for BBC Radio Scotland’s prestigious Jazz Nights at the Quay.
Kate’s multi-layered compositions and arrangements reveal their deeper narrative within Georgia’s searing lyric writing and emotive live performances. From the tragedy of the refugee crisis to romantic spoken word groove, reworked classics from Chile, Brazil and the Great American Songbook and a focus on the natural world, loss and hope: Finding Home prompts many questions and delivers multiple answers.
Their eponymous album, released to huge acclaim in June 2019, and featuring special guest guitarist John Williams (Kate’s father), has been described as “meticulous and poignant … with a depth transcending mere ‘song” (London Jazz News)
Their live debut at the Pizza Express Jazz Club in 2017 received rave reviews including a prized 4 stars from The Guardian (“a triumph of integrity and classy musicality”) with subsequent appearances at Watermill Jazz, Birmingham Jazz Festival, Wakefield Jazz Club and an Arts Council tour which included schools, museums, places of worship, community spaces and some dates which were partnered with the child refugee charity Safe Passage.
“[Mancio’s] singing has now reached an almost sublime level, clarity and poise personified, phrasing with the ensemble or soaring over, intimate yet dynamic, her liaison with Williams’ musical line just or jubilant as the song requires…the entire event was a delight” Jazzwise (Watermill Jazz 2019)
when & where
- Mar 6, 2020, 19:30 - 22:00
The Mount, Christchurch Road, Reading RG1 5HL
about Jazz in Reading
- £20.00 (£18.00 concessions) plus max of 5% booking fee from www.jazzinreading.com
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