Now in it’s 5th year running, each event in this bi-monthly series showcases a different featured vocal artist from amongst NYC’s top jazz singers, followed by an open mic/jazz jam. Vocalists and instrumentalists alike are welcome to sit in. Come early to listen and sign up to perform with this singer-friendly community!
June 16th, Featuring Emily Braden
Big, bad beauty from Boise, Idaho, Emily Braden covers a lot of ground. Whether she’s fronting an orchestra or leading a world-class trio in in the heart of Manhattan, Braden has the innate ability to win the heart of any audience with her powerhouse vocals and striking stage presence.
Winner of New York City’s prestigious "Best of the Best" Jazzmobile Vocal Competition, Braden’s signature sound is an effortless blend of jazz and soul. Her debut album Soul Walk is composed of high-energy originals and "flipped-out" jazz standards. Producer Misha Piatigorsky says, “As a singer, Emily has no boundaries. She gives me goose bumps.”Her group Double Bass, Double Voice released their debut album in the US and Japan in February 2017. Braden and Piatigorsky are completing her sophomore release for the summer of 2019.
Braden has performed the Blue Note Jazz Club, Birdland Jazz Club and Minton’s Playhouse and can currently be seen the first Friday of every month at the 55 Bar in Greenwich Village. She has traveled to Burkina Faso, West Africa as part of the US Embassy’s Arts Envoy program. She has been featured with Postmodern Jukebox and is the front woman for the Sketchy Orkestra.
This girl is smokin’, smokin’ hot.