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Emily Braden at 55 Bar, NYC
January 4 @ 6:00 pm
“Winner of New York City’s ‘Best of the Best’ Jazzmobile Vocal Competition”
Big, bad beauty from Boise, Idaho, Emily Braden covers a lot of ground. Whether she’s fronting an genre-defying orchestra or leading a world-class trio 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.”
Braden has performed at notable NYC venues such as the Blue Note Jazz Club (Late Night Groove Series), Birdland Jazz Club, le poisson rouge, BAMCafe and as well as on international festival circuits. East coast residencies include Richard Bona’s Club Bonafide and Minton’s Playhouse in Harlem, the original home of bebop. Braden has traveled to Burkina Faso, West Africa as part of the US Embassy’s Arts Envoy program. She recently made her debut as a featured vocalist with Post Modern Jukebox. Her vocal versatility has earned her a place as a front woman with The Sketchy Orkestra, the Matt Parker Trio and Oliver Swain’s Big Machine. Her own group Double Bass, Double Voice released their debut album in the US and Japan in February 2017.
“Braden is a master vocalist and magnetic performer. Her music suits every mood and ranges from soulful to sassy. One of the great new voices in harlem!”
– J.J. El-Far, Creative Director of the Harlem Arts Fest
“Emily Braden possesses all the qualities that precedes the rising of a new star. I’m so pleased to have had the opportunity to witness her talent at this point on her path to global recognition as a great Jazz vocalist.”
– Dr. Dee Daniels, Jazz vocalist, artistic director of the DeMiero Jazz Fest (WA), vocal clinician, mentor, composer