“Emily has a beautiful voice, strong and clear with just an undertone of breathiness, and very accurate on the tricky intervals of tunes like Black Narcissus and Corea’s Morning Sprite”.
Alison Bentley, London Jazz.
Oxford Jazz Festival 2012
Emily has forged a unique niche in the South West jazz scene thanks to her rich vocalisation and flawless alto range. With influences as diverse as Blossom Dearie through to Norma Winstone, she has a creative approach to the jazz idiom. Her unique choice of repertoire and original arrangements make her a refreshingly individual performer. After studying music at Cardiff University Emily’s love of jazz led her to a postgrad in jazz performance at The Royal Welsh College of Music And Drama, where she studied with Keith Tippett, Huw Warren and Nia Lynn. As well as leading Moonlight Saving Time, Emily is the vocalist in Kaleidoscope alongside saxophonist Jake McMurchie (Get The Blessing).
Performances have included sell- out concerts at Brecon, Oxford and Cheltenham jazz festivals as well as Glastonbury Festival, and venues around the UK including Colston Hall and St Georges Bristol, where she performed alongside Russian violinist Viktoria Mullova.
“The vocals slip effortlessly around the music, adding their own texture and instrumental presence…It’s rarely less than fascinating, not least for the sheer courage of such minimalism, and always satisfyingly contemporary jazz music.” (Tony Benjamin 2011)