Emma is a saxophonist, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and composer/arranger from North Devon, soon to begin her studies in jazz saxophone at the Royal Academy of Music in London. She has attended Chetham’s, Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama, multiple National Youth Jazz Collective summer schools and programmes, and was accepted to the Brubeck Institute 2020 Summer School in California which she will attend next year. She has been writing and arranging her own music for various ensembles from the age of eight, though more recently for her quartet, which performed a set of her originals at the 2019 EFG London Jazz Festival, plus larger ensemble settings such as the NYJO Jazz Exchange, which she is a part of. She has also had a lot of performance experience in a big band setting, playing with the NYJO big band as well as others, as well as forming part of other larger jazz ensembles such as the Kenny Wheeler Project. She has played a number of gigs drawing on her love of free improvisation, and draws her influences from a number of different areas of music such as traditional British and American jazz, Latin and Brazilian music, free jazz, funk, soul, blues, hip hop and more. The Kenny Wheeler Project allows her to play music that’s been close to her heart since the very start of her discovery of jazz, as well as playing with good friends and inspirational musicians.