Emma is an award-winning vocalist who has appeared on Graham Norton, Strictly Come Dancing, The One Show, at the Royal Albert Hall with NYJO, at London’s Crazy Coqs as a Worshipful Company of Musicians Gold Medalist and at jazz clubs and festivals all over the world. She is a BBC Radio 3 Presenter, hosting 'Jazz Now' for last 3 years.
The remarkable distinctive voice and personality of American Blossom Dearie has captivated Emma for many years. She graced Pizza On The Park on several occasions so this opportunity to hear her music again through Emma’s stunning voice, should not be missed. Enjoy memorable gems including “I’m Hip”, “Peel Me A Grape” and many more.
Emma is accompanied by her long time associate Jamie Safir on piano, who has been Will Young's pianist of choice for several years, and with whom Emma has recently recorded a new album before embarking on a national 2020 tour.
“If you want a name for the future, then don’t wait too long to beat a path to the door of Emma Smith... she’s in her twenties, but this should, be a major career" – Daily Telegraph
Capturing the spirit, character & flavour of Pizza On The Park, JBGB Events present, with our Pizza Express Live venue partners, our fifth and largest yet, Jazz Divas Series 2020
At the leading jazz cabaret venue, The Pheasantry on London’s Kings Road Chelsea , on Friday and Saturday evenings, over the four months of March to June, we feature eight of the greatest female jazz singers from the U.K. and USA.
Liane Carroll, Jacqui Dankworth, Polly Gibbons, Louise Clare Marshall, Sarah Moule, Janet Planet, Emma Smith and Tammy Weis.
With their wide range of voices and musical styles, audiences can sit back, relax and enjoy distinctive and compelling interpretations and improvisations of the greatest songwriters and lyricists, with our Jazz Divas delivering just pure, stylistic musical magic.
For anyone who just enjoys great music, our Jazz Divas 2020 Series has something for everyone. We look forward to your company.