Emma Smith 'Snowbound'

Record Release Soirée

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Last Show: Saturday 10 th December 2022

PizzaExpress Jazz Club (Soho)

Join us for a swinging festive soirée as leading UK jazz vocalist Emma Smith sashays into yuletide with a series of swinging arrangements of some lesser known vintage Christmas classics and familiar favourites, destined to stimulate the spirits of all who hear them this festive season. Following the resounding success of her critically acclaimed album ‘Meshuga Baby’ (released earlier this year) tonight Emma is celebrating the launch of her brand new festive record; 'Snowbound' which features a stellar cast of long time collaborators and expert jazz musicians. 'Snowbound' is an unabashed celebration of holiday cheer, delivered with vibrant instrumentation and Emma Smith’s charismatic vocal brilliance. 

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"Extraordinary cumulative power"


Emma Smith's star is on the ascendant. With diverse and extensive experience performing everywhere from the 02 Arena to the leading jazz clubs of New York City, collaborating and recording with the likes of Michael Buble, The Quincy Jones Orchestra, Robbie Williams, Bobby McFerrin and Seal along the way, Emma Smith has created a formidable reputation as a powerful and expressive artist on the global jazz scene. Emma Smith’s many accolades to date includes the widespread success of her long established vocal harmony group The Puppini Sisters, as well as a 4 year stint as a broadcaster on BBC Radio 3, not to mention a range of awards and compliments from organisations and critics alike, including winning the 'Worshipful Company Of Musicians Medal', reaching the finals of the Montreux Jazz Competition and more recently being nominated for a prestigious Parliamentary Jazz Award in the 2022 'Jazz Vocalist of the Year' category.

Since the release of her first solo album in 10 years, Emma Smith has continued her rise to prominence as a multifaceted singer-songwriter with outstanding vocal ability – 'Meshuga Baby' has been received with critical acclaim, and is becoming one of 2022’s stand out releases and an important addition to this year’s cultural diaspora. Racking up nearly a million streams since it's release this summer, as well as radio support from Jamie Cullum, Cerys Matthews and Jazzfm. ‘Meshuga Baby' is currently under consideration for ‘Best Vocal Jazz Album’ at the 65th Grammy Awards.

Band Line Up

Emma Smith (vocals) 

Leo Richardson (saxes) 

Ross Stanley (organ) 

Jason Brown (drums)

Nick Costly-White (guitar)