Jamie Safir presents Emma Smith

Mar 09 2018 20:00 - 22:30

Hampstead Lounge & Jazz Club, 3-25 New End, Hampstead, NW3 1JD London


Emma Smith is recognised as one of the most exciting voices of her generation, spanning many genres, scenes and stages, she has performed everywhere from the O2 Arena to the Grahem Norton Show to the top cabaret spots of NYC. Emma has been performing professionally from the age of 15, now with 10 years of show business under her belt she has a lot to show for it. Emma has been performing and recording with some of the biggest artists in the world, (Michael Buble, Robbie Williams, Georgie Fame & Seal) and has been collecting awards in her own name along the way; the 'London Music Awards rising star of 2015' and winner of the 'Worshipful Company of Musicians Medal of 2013'. Emma is proudly one third of the chart topping vocal harmony group 'The Puppini Sisters'. Her immersion in music has taken her all over the world and also more recently into the broadcasting house, where she hosts a weekly show on BBC Radio 3.

Emma is accompanied by her close friend and long-term collaborator Jamie Safir, Musical Director of Hampstead Jazz Club in preparation for the recording of their first album later this year.

Jamie is a 26 year-old pianist, composer and arranger highly in-demand in jazz, pop and musical theatre in the UK. He has worked regularly with Will Young over the last 3 years and also performed with the likes of The Brand New Heavies, Olly Murs, Rebecca Ferguson & Steps. Within the London Jazz Scene, Jamie has an ongoing collaboration with award-winning vocalist Ian Shaw as well as having worked with Claire Martin, Liane Carroll, Stan Sulzman, Iain Ballamy, Barb Jungr and the Ronnie Scott’s All Stars. He was a keyboardist in the hit 2017 musical Bat Out Of Hell and is currently Musical Director for Patti Boulaye and working on ‘The Sweetest Sounds of Rogers and Hart’ featuring Claire Moore & Robert Meadmore.

Reviews

“An astonishingly mature performance...Exceptional agility” The Times

“Emotive power ” Evening Standard "Top drawer musicality" The Telegraph

"She sings with a poise and facility that many singers twice her age would kill for" 606 Club

"If you want a name for the future, then agents should not wait too long to beat a path to the door of Emma Smith from Hertforshire, who is patiently building her craft under the watchful eyes of the jazz faculty at the Royal Academy of Music. Whisper it gently, she’s in her twenties, but this could, should, be a major

career.” The Daily Telegraph

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