Emma Rawicz - SOLD OUT
Semi-Finalist in this year’s BBC Young Musician of the Year, Emma Rawicz joins PRS for a second night of great jazz, both standards and some of Emma’s originals.
Emma Rawicz 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.
Emma 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.
Our headline artists play with the Stray’s House band P.R.S. who are Si Potts (drums), Steve Rodda (geetar) and Stray’s own Mat Short (bass).
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During the Covid-19 restrictions, we have changed the format of our events slightly.
In order to continue to offer live jazz safely, we ask you to read through these points and make sure you’re happy with them, before purchasing tickets.
We really want you to enjoy the jazz, but safety is of paramount importance.
Mat and the Stray’s Jazz Collective
|We will limit the number of people/tickets at each event, based on each shop, but for indoor performances, his will typically be around 30 persons per event.|
|We will sell virtual tickets online to remove one layer of unnecessary contact. These will be sold on a first-come, first served basis via the website or relevant shop. Tickets will be virtual, so no physical ticket will be issued. On the night, we will greet you at the door and take you to your table. At this point, we register your attendance for Test & Trace, using your booking details.|
|All ticket holders will have a table for their party size and we will allocate each table. We will not allow customers to move chairs/tables around, so if you have a preference, please use the ‘notes’ section to request close, middle or rear seating when ordering tickets.|
|We have safety screens to provide a barrier between tables where required|
|We will provide table service, to remove as many queues as possible, but won’t take orders at the table, once the performance has begun. This is to limit the need for shouting over the music! To order during the performance, you will need to come to the bar/servery, where we have installed full height screens, and we will bring orders to your table when they are ready.|
|We will only take card/contactless payments, as we do now.|
|We will operate a one-way system for customers where practicable.|
|Musicians will be 1-2m apart and there will be 1-2m space between the band and the first row of tables. The stage area will be marked out to ensure distancing between band members.|
|We may limit the lineup to 4, to allow suitable space between the musicians.|
|We request that you wear a face mask when leaving your table to move around the building. This can be removed when ordering at the counter and of course, once you return to your table. We respectfully ask you to observe the general government guidelines regarding who you attend our events with.|
|We will provide a free disposable face mask for any customers who have come without one. Hand sanitiser will be available and clearly marked at various points throughout the shop.|
|The table layout plan is an indication of how we will ensure tables are safely spaced. The layout is likely to change, depending on the various numbers who book, so for example, a table of 6 may be shown on the plan, but we may put two tables of 2 in that space, if it is safe to do so. So the seating will be in approximately the same areas as shown, albeit in different formats to conform to our risk assessments.|
|We reserve the right to refuse admission to anyone who is unable to comply with our Covid Secure measures.|