A graduate of Trinity College of Music, having won the Archer scholarship for outstanding performance, MOBO nominated saxophonist Camilla George has studied with many jazz greats including Jean Toussaint, Tony Kofi, Julian Siegel and Martin Speake.
Since 2004 she has been working with both Tomorrow’s Warriors and the Nu Civilisation Orchestra and, from 2009, the award winning band, Jazz Jamaica.
The Camilla George Quartet (CGQ) was formed in 2014 with rising stars Sarah Tandy (piano), Daniel Casimir (bass) and Femi Koleoso (drums).
The CGQ’s EP Lunacity was well received by fans and musicians alike. George’s love of fusing African and Western Music to make her own unique sound is elegantly demonstrated in her debut CD Isang – a collection of tunes that pays homage to the jazz tradition with a modern edge.
"Isang is an album about a journey of self discovery from my African and Caribbean roots through to jazz in its modern day forms. I was keen to explore different stylistic elements such as highlife, afrobeat, calypso and hip-hop. It's a project which wouldn't have been possible if it weren't for my amazing band whose musicianship is of the highest degree."
Camilla George (sax), Sarah Tandy (piano), Daniel Casimir (bass), Femi Koleoso (drums)
Presented by Nottingham Jazz Steps