BIO

Personal Profile

Emma is a young saxophonist, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and composer with a passion for jazz in all its forms. She has been writing her own original music since the age of eight, and in more recent years has performed her original compositions in a number of situations, including playing at the 2019 EFG London Jazz Festival with her quartet, playing a number of gigs in London venues such as the Jazz Sanctuary and Artis Blackheath, and when live gigs have not been possible due to coronavirus lockdowns she has played in livestreams, such as the Jazznewblood Lockdownjazz Livestream to raise money for Help Musicians. Outside of her writing for smaller ensembles, Emma work with NYJO in a few different capacities: I play as part of their Jazz Orchestra, do educational work as an Ambassador and form part of their Jazz Exchange ensemble, led by Orphy Robinson, in which I compose for and with the other band members, and generally create music in a wide range of genres.

I am an alumnus of the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Chetham’s School of Music and the National Youth Jazz Collective, and have been part of numerous Summer Schools and the Creative Leadership Ensemble.

In early 2020 I also received a commission for the INTERCHANGE ensemble and Ribble Valley Jazz and Blues Festival, which would include performances at the festival plus a tour with the band, and is set to take place later in 2021. I currently am also studying jazz saxophone at the Royal Academy of Music where I have composed and arranged for concerts and make the most of available facilities to hone my craft, practise, write music and play as much as possible.

In addition to practising the more practical sides of my musical career, I have tried to make the most of the lockdown periods this year to focus more on learning about the music business aspect of the industry, including working on my online networking via various social media and zoom platforms, and have built up an online following of over twenty two thousand followers.

I also reached the Semi Final of the 2020 BBC Young Jazz Musician of the Year Award competition and was accepted to the 2020 Brubeck Institute Course in California.

Education

2015-2017

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2011-2014

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2007-2014

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