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Saturday 30th October 2021

Jazz Up! Presents... Emma Rawicz

Club 85, 74 Whinbush Rd, Hitchin SG5 1PZ
19 year old saxophone sensation comes to JAZZ UP with a stellar quartet!

Emma Rawicz is a young saxophonist, vocalist, multi-instrumentalist and composer making big waves on the UK music scene. At the age of 19 she has already recorded her debut album, Incantation featuring guitarist Ant Law. It consists entirely of her own compositions and is due to be released in early 2022. Emma has also built a reputation as both as a bandleader and a session musician, regularly playing at major national jazz venues including Ronnie Scott’s and EFG London Jazz Festival.

Emma’s influences range from modern jazz and fusion to folk and soul; key figures in her musical development include Chris Potter, Ari Hoenig, Kenny Garrett, Joe Henderson and Chick Corea.

Growing up in rural North Devon, Emma discovered jazz at the age of 15, and took up the tenor saxophone a year later after having spent her childhood immersed in music as a violinist, playing largely folk and classical music.

Emma studied at the Junior Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Chetham’s School of music and now conducts her career alongside her studies in jazz saxophone at the Royal Academy of Music. She is also part of NYJO, playing in their Jazz Orchestra and
composing and playing in the Jazz Exchange Programme, as well as doing educational work as a NYJO Ambassador.

Emma is a natural performer and will be presenting more of her original music from her new project, as well as music from her forthcoming album. Her music has a truly unique sound, fusing her many influences, and her compositions range from lilting Afro-Cuban inspired grooves to hard-hitting funk numbers.

Emma Rawicz – sax
Dave Preston – guitar
Conor Chaplin – bass
Jay Davis – drums
+ DJs: Les Jazz Rats
Eric (landlord of The Highlander Pub) and Sten (North Herts FM resident hip-hop DJ) spin jazz and rare grooves exclusively on vinyl. With the last live band set finishing at around 11.00, and a late bar til 1am, our JazzUp DJs invite you to hit the dance floor and party in earnest.

Doors: 7.45pm
£15 standard price
£12 with JazzUp Loyalty Card
Please note a 10% booking fee will apply.

Tickets may also be purchased on the door but please be aware that some shows sell out, and this may not always be possible.
Age: 16+ with photo ID – younger patrons can be signed in at the door by a responsible adult.
Like all our gigs this show finishes well in time for the last trains North and South to Cambridge/Peterborough and London and we are just a 5 minute stroll from the station.
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