Marked as One To Watch by the BBC in 2017, vocalist Georgia Cécile has gone from strength to strength, building up an impressive name for herself on the UK scene. Cécile now sits as one of only 3 nominees for Vocalist of the Year 2020 in the Jazz FM awards.
Her deeply soulful, bluesy voice is perfectly at home in contemporary modern jazz. Reminiscent of Amy Winehouse, her sound is emotive, spirited and strong, and has seen her perform with some of the top names in Scottish jazz such as Konrad Wisniewski, Mario Caribé, Euan Stevenson, and of course, partner Fraser Urquhart.
Cécile’s roots in jazz run deep, inheriting her natural musicality from her pianist grandfather. “He played in clubs every night of the week, though he was a mechanic by trade. In fact, during the Second World War, while he was working as a mechanic on planes, he met my grandmother in a music shop in Italy. She played accordion, and was doing a desk job over there. He was from London but came back to Lanarkshire with her after the war. They had nine children, and every one had a musical instrument and every one had to sing at family parties.”
Inspired by a range of musical influences including Sarah Vaughan, Nina Simone and Stevie Wonder, Cécile writes original songs with a focus on authentic emotion and a storytelling narrative, producing accessible music that is easy to fall in love with. Cécile’s connection to her music flows through every note and her intention is to make something truly lasting. “Timeless pop music – that’s what jazz is. It doesn’t date.” – Georgia Cécile
Check out more of Georgia’s music at Soundcloud.
Thank you so much to everyone who has bought the new digital album already! The response has been incredible in such a short time! It’s really inspiring to see this wonderful community we have around us.
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Here’s another video from the ‘Jimmy Dunn Archives’ (sort of like the doomsday seed vault of jazz). This time it’s the full performance of the 17-Piece Big Band recorded on November 4th last year:
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