Emma Rawicz Quartet


‘An astonishing new talent.’

Jamie Cullum, BBC Radio 2

Emma Rawicz saxophone
Ivo Neame piano
Conor Chaplin bass
Marc Michel drums

Emma Rawicz is a multi-award-winning young saxophonist and composer making big waves on the UK music scene. At the age of 20, she has already recorded and released her debut album Incantation. Featuring Ant Law, it is made up entirely of her original compositions. Emma’s second album, recorded in summer 2022, features an all-star band of Ivo Neame, Ant Law, Conor Chaplin and Asaf Sirkis. It is due for release in early 2023.

Emma is known as both as a bandleader and a sessional the scene, she has already made an astonishing impact. She plays regularly at major London jazz venues with a wide range of established musicians. Emma is a recipient of the 2021 Drake Yolanda Award and winner of ‘Best Newcomer’ at the 2022 Parliamentary Jazz Awards

Growing up in rural North Devon, Emma didn’t discover jazz until the age of 15, and didn’t pick up a tenor saxophone until a year later. She spent her childhood otherwise immersed in folk and classical music.

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 Jarrett, Joe Henderson, Chick Corea and more. Her music has a unique sound, ranging from lilting Afro Cuban inspired grooves to hard hitting modern jazz and funk numbers.

Presented by Southampton Jazz Club in association with Turner Sims