Camilla George's love of fusing African and Western Music to make her own unique style is a key reason why she is a firm fixture on the new London Jazz scene alongside peers such as Nubya Garcia, Shabaka Hutchings and Zara McFarlane.
A graduate from Trinity College of Music, Camilla George has studied with jazz greats such as Jean Toussaint, Tony Kofi, Martin Speake and many others. She has worked with the hotbed of young Jazz talent that is Tomorrow’s Warriors, the Nu Civilisation Orchestra, Jazz Jamaica and Courtney Pine’s Venus Warriors. Camilla formed her quartet in 2014, released the EP Lunacity which was very well received by fans and musicians alike and continues her ascent in the world of Jazz.
Her music is a hypnotizing blend of Afrofuturism, hip hop and jazz. Camilla’s music is politically minded and heavily linked with African history and slavery in particular. Her latest album looks at tales that slaves passed onto their children through generations and, whilst full of sorrow, is essentially a story of hope for black people and mankind that we can one day live together in harmony.
The quartet has gigged solidly being fortunate to support Courtney Pine’s album launch featuring Omar at The Barbican as well as performing at Love Supreme, the Cheltenham Jazz Festival and supporting Dee Dee Bridgewater at Cadogan Hall for the 2017 London Jazz festival. ThePurcell Room gig was described by Jazz Journal as “A truly memorable concert…Jazz superstars in the making! ”
Camilla ‘s nominations include, Urban Music Award For Best Jazz Artist 2017 and 2018 and a Jazz TH Best Instrumentalist nomination in 2019. She is currently preparing to embark on a 2020 tour with China Moses and Theo Croker.
The line up for this performance is:
Camilla George- sax
Winston Clifford- drums
Daniel Casimir- bass
Sarah Tandy- keys