Double Jazz FM Award-winning vocalist Georgia Cécile joins the Scottish National Jazz Orchestra on a four-date tour of Scotland towards the end of February.
Now based in London, Glasgow-born Cécileon the UK Jazz Act of the Year and Vocalist of the Year titles at the Jazz FM Awards last October. Her debut album, Only the Lover Sings, released in 2021, topped the UK Jazz & Blues Chart and won Album of the Year at the Scottish Jazz Awards 2021. She has already appeared at released prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall in London, where she opened four sold-out nights for Gregory Porter, and has headlined her own concerts at Ronnie Scott’s jazz club.
The concerts with the SNJO, entitled This Is A Communion, continue Cécile’s partnership with pianist and composer Euan Stevenson who has written and orchestrated a complete concert of new compositions specially commissioned by the SNJO for the tour.
“Georgia Cécile is a gifted singer for our times,” says SNJO director, saxophonist Tommy Smith. “When she guested on our Christmas concert in 2021 the audience loved her and we’re really pleased to be working with her and Euan on a series of full concerts. Their creative partnership is based on the mutual sharing of thoughts, ideas, and feelings, all of which are the salient features of great orchestral jazz.”
Euan Stevenson is best known in jazz circles for co-leading the band New Focus with SNJO saxophonist Konrad Wiszniewski. He has also worked in piano duets with David Newton, toured with guitarist Jim Mullen and accompanied the late singer Tina May. Classically trained with a degree in composition, he has had choral and orchestral works premiered on both sides of the Atlantic and recent commissions include an arrangement of the Ukrainian National Anthem for the internationally respected violin virtuoso Pinchas Zukerman and the English Chamber Orchestra.
The tour opens at Eden Court in Inverness on Thursday 23rd February, continuing at Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh on Friday 24th and Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Saturday 25th, with a final performance at Perth Concert Hall on the afternoon of Sunday 26th.
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Photo’s of Georgia Cécile by Jordan Hare.
Last modified: February 6, 2023