“…nimbleness, light sound and bursts of raw emotion recalling the 50s cool school as well as the Coltrane quartet.”
– John Fordham, The Guardian
Camilla George is a visionary saxophonist, composer, bandleader and innovator. Her strong cultural roots and love of fusing African and Western Music has informed her own unique style, a key reason why she is a firm fixture on the new London Jazz scene, alongside peers such as Nubya Garcia and Shabaka Hutchings.
Her music is a hypnotising blend of Afrofuturism, hip hop and jazz, with a politically minded subtext that has a powerful connection to her Nigerian identity, lineage and heritage, reflecting African history, culture and slavery.
Her third studio album, ‘Ibio-Ibio’, was released September 2022 and is a tribute to her tribe the Ibibio people of South Eastern Coastal Nigeria. The album features an incredible lineup, including Daniel Casimir, Sarah Tandy, Winton Clifford, Renato Paris, Sheila Maurice-Grey, Rosie Turton, Shirley Tetteh, hip hop drummer, Daru Jones, Birmingham based rapper, Lady Sanity and Sam Jones.
Camilla George performed at the Jazz Cafe on a rainy Wednesday on November 16th and it was a successful sold out event. Renowned newspaper the Guardian features Camilla George as one of the “astonishing young talents” in the Jazz world.