Emma Rawicz

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Emma Rawicz is an award winning young saxophonist and composer, already making waves on the UK music scene. She has been described as 'a force to be reckoned with' (Jazzwise) and 'a fast rising star' (London Jazz News). At the age of 20 she has already recorded an eagerly awaited debut album featuring Ant Law, made up entirely of her original compositions, the first singles Voodoo and Mantra were released in February and March 2022, and the album Incantation in May 2022. Emma has also created a name for herself both as a bandleader and a sideman. A new arrival on the scene, she has already made an impact, regularly playing at major London jazz venues with a wide range of established musicians. Emma is a recipient of the 2021 Drake Yolanda Award.

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"An astonishing new talent"

Jamie Cullum – BBC Radio 2

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"A force to be reckoned with" (Jazzwise)

A name on everyone’s lips right now” (Julian Joseph – J to Z BBC Radio 3)

"A fast rising star" (London Jazz News)

"Hugely promising... [Rawicz] has a fantastic sound" (Marlbank)

Emma's influences range from modern jazz and fusion to folk and soul, key figures in her musical development including Chris Potter, Ari Hoenig, Kenny Jarrett, Joe Henderson, Chick Corea and more.  

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, but had spent her childhood otherwise immersed in largely folk and classical music.

Emma is a natural performer. Her music has a unique sound, fusing all her many influences, and her compositions range from lilting Afro Cuban inspired grooves to hard hitting modern jazz and funk numbers.

Band Line Up

Ivo Neame (piano)

David Preston (guitar)

Asaf Sirkis (drums)

Conor Chaplin (bass)