Georgina Jackson

 

The critical success of her first album led to Georgina Jackson landing her dream job as resident singer with the Ronnie Scotts Jazz Orchestra, were she performs most months. With support from Jazz FM (CD of the week) and Sir Michael Parkinson Till There Was You climbed to number 8 in the HMV Jazz Charts.

Georgina's long awaited second album Watch What Happens (recorded at Abbey Road studios) was released in June 2012 and the London Evening Standard awarded it CD of the week. The album's first single 'Change Partners' shot to number one in the iTunes Jazz Chart and the album fought the likes of Nina Simone and Miles Davies to get into the top five.

In this interview Georgina tell me about her working relationship with her partner, sax supremo Pete Long, who she calls “an amazing musical talent”, she shares her story of recovery from cancer, and how one London jazz club offered her a gig on the condition she'd be less northern.