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‘…possessing timeless values, influenced by the great popular composers of the 20th century – particularly Duke Ellington and Stevie Wonder.’
Jazzwise Magazine ****
Tipped as ‘One To Watch’ by Wonderland Magazine and Jazz FM, Georgia Cécile is at the helm of the new wave of UK jazz crossover artists.
Growing up in Glasgow, the vocalist and songwriter’s grandfather was a renowned jazz pianist, and she grew up immersed in jazz. Georgia was inspired by the likes of Nancy Wilson, Duke Ellington and Stevie Wonder. Her debut album Only The Lover Sings topped the UK Jazz and Blues charts and remained in the Top 20 for its first 16 weeks and counting. It scooped ‘Best Album’ at the 2021 Scottish Jazz Awards. Co-written and arranged with her pianist and long-time collaborator Euan Stevenson, it has featured heavily across BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3, Jazz FM, BBC 6 Music and BBC Scotland.
Cécile has been championed by Gregory Porter and Jamie Cullum – she toured as the main support for Gregory Porter – opening four sold-out shows at the Royal Albert Hall. Georgia was selected to perform at SXSW in Austin, Texas in March 2022. At the 2022 Jazz FM Awards Georgia was crowned ‘UK Jazz Act of the Year’ and ‘Vocalist of the Year’ during a star-studded event in London.
Her voice is spectacular. Cécile and Stevenson are a songwriting pair to watch out for. Jamie Cullum