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Emma Rawicz Jazz Orchestra

Composition has always been a core part of Emma’s identity, and ERJO showcases her distinctive writing with a twenty-piece big band made up of not just well established figures on the scene, but also fiery young musicians of Emma’s generation. Expect to hear captivating, electrifying arrangements, ranging from edgy, up tempo originals through joyful Afro-Cuban inspired grooves to moving ballads. Emma, whilst making her debut as a big band director, will feature as a soloist as well as conducting the band.

Emma Rawicz is a multi-award winning young saxophonist and composer, making waves on the UK music scene and beyond.  She has been described as "An astonishing new talent" (Jamie Cullum – BBC Radio 2), 'a force to be reckoned with' (Jazzwise) and 'a fast-rising star' (London Jazz News).  At the age of 21 she has already recorded and independently released an eagerly awaited debut album ‘Incantation’ made up entirely of her original compositions.  In April 2023 Emma signed to major European Jazz label ACT and Emma’s second album, Chroma, recorded in summer 2022 with an all-star band was released by ACT in August 2023.  Chroma was The Guardian’s album of the month.

British jazz star Emma Rawicz is taking admirable risks and continuing her warp-speed evolution.

— John Fordham – The Guardian