Camilla George


Camilla George is a visionary saxophonist, composer, bandleader and innovator. Her strong cultural roots and love of fusing African and Western Music has informed her own unique style. Her music is a hypnotising blend of Afrofuturism, hip hop and jazz. It has a politically-minded subtext that has a powerful connection to her Nigerian identity, lineage and heritage, reflecting African history, culture and slavery.

Born in Eket, Nigeria, Camilla grew up listening to Fela Kuti, as well as Jackie McLean and Charlie Parker. In 2009, she joined award-winning band Jazz Jamaica and performed with special guest, Ernest Ranglin at Ronnie Scott’s jazz club. They continue to perform all over the world.

In 2014, Camilla formed her own celebrated project showcasing the stars of the new UK Jazz Scene. Camilla’s debut album, Isang (pronounced E-SANG which means ‘journey’ in Ibibio her native language) received huge critical praise. Her follow up album, The People Could Fly, featured special guest Omar, as well as respected guitarist Shirley Tetteh. The album looked at tales that slaves passed onto their children through generations. Whilst full of sorrow, it was a story of hope for black people and mankind – that we can one day live together in harmony.

Her most recent album, Ibio Ibio, is a tribute to her tribe the Ibibio people of South Eastern Coastal Nigeria.

Ibio Ibio is a celebration of roots, creation and community. The Ibibio people stand for community and togetherness and in these increasingly strange times, this is something that gives me guidance, hope and comfort. Camilla George

Camilla George saxophone
Rod Youngs drums
Daniel Casimir bass
Renato Paris keys


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