Emma Rawicz - Stamford - 28/1/22
Semi-Finalist in this year’s BBC Young Musician of the Year, Emma Rawicz joins PRS for night of great jazz, both standards and some of Emma’s originals.
Our first meeting with Emma was back in August at Newark. We weren’t really ready for what was in store, but to say that Emma is a great player would be the understatement of the year! A smooth tone and perfect feel for each tune, she wowed a sell-out audience at our flagship store. So, we’re doing it all again in 2022, at Stamford! To find out all about Emma, why not check out her website →
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.
FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ SESSIONS AT STRAY’S ARE SPONSORED BY PRIMEPRINT…
HOW IT WORKS:
Doors open at 7:30pm and food is available to order from this time, until 9:00pm. Seats are unallocated, so get in early if you have specific requirements – please note, we always give priority to elderly, single and customers with disabilities.
We want you to have a great night with us! However, one man’s boogie is another man’s dirge, so we operate a minimal talking policy during the performances. We ask you to consider your neighbours in this respect.
We offer incentives to buy tickets on the night, to forthcoming gigs and recommend buying these in the interval, to save you waiting at the end of the night.
Lastly, from the staff at Stray’s and the house band, we look forward to seeing you and sharing some fabulous jazz with you…