Camilla George

Camilla George

Born in Eket, Nigeria, alto saxophonist Camilla grew up listening to Fela Kuti alongside Jackie McLean and Charlie Parker. She studied with Jean Toussaint, Julian Siegal and Martin Speake at Trinity College of Music where she gained a Masters in Jazz Performance.

In 2009 she joined award winning band, Jazz Jamaica; in 2013 they were nominated for a MOBO award for Jazz Performance. In March 2014 she joined Courtney Pine’s Venus Warriors, an all-female group; in the same year she formed the CGQ (Camilla George Quartet) showcasing some of London’s finest young players.

After successfully releasing their EP, Lunacity in 2014, Camilla signed to Ubuntu Music in January 2017 and released her debut album, ‘Isang’ to wide critical acclaim.