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Policy Statement

This event is being organised by a local committee of musicians and jazz fans.

Our aim is to promote jazz on the Isle of Wight. Members of the committee will not receive any financial reward. Inspected accounts will be made on request.

The committee will cover the cost of the main venues and headline acts. This will be funded by sponsorship, ticket sales and other fund-raising activities.

Any subsequent profits will go towards funding future events and a donation to charity (IW Mountbatten Hospice).

We will encourage other performances during the period. However, we will not act as agents. It will be the responsibility of the performers and venues to negotiate between themselves.

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Georgia Mancio

Georgia returns in 2013 by popular demand following a performance with her quartet last year in the at the Apollo Theatre.

Award-winning jazz vocalist, lyricist, producer, festival director and label manager, Georgia Mancio, has established herself as one of the UK's most important new artists.

Georgia's music is an intriguing reflection of her Anglo-Latino background. Her material covers Fats Waller to Kenny Wheeler, Tom Waits, samba, originals, blues, Chilean folk and Italian pop.

She has performed with jazz legends Bobby McFerrin and Sheila Jordan; played several residencies at Ronnie Scott's (opposite Monty Alexander, Steve Smith, Cedar Walton, Jason Rebello, Ray Gelato, Lee Ritenour, Dave Holland's Overtone Quartet, Ramsey Lewis and Joey Defrancesco) and toured extensively in the UK and overseas. Her live performances have garnered 4 star reviews from both The Standard and The Guardian.

In 2005 she won first prize at the Brussels International Young Jazz Singers Competition and was nominated for the London Jazz Award in 2010 alongside Norma Winstone and Christine Tobin.

Listen to John Hannam's interview with Georgia.

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