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.
“Extraordinary cumulative power” – Jazz Wise
“An astonishingly mature performance…Exceptional agility” – The Times
“One of the most stylish and original interpreters of Songbook classics on the scene” – All About Jazz
“Emotive power” – Evening Standard
“Emma Smith is a singer with a voice that is a breath of fresh air to the jazz world” – Jazz Views
“Meshuga is yiddish for ‘crazy’, but lively and emotionally committed is nearer the mark for Smith” – BBC Music Magazine
“If you want a name for the future, then agents should not wait too long to beat a path to the door of Emma Smith” – The Telegraph
“If backed into a corner and asked which recording by any singer, black or white, male or female, British or American, or whatever from wherever, made the hairs stand up on the back of my neck then it would be Emma Smith’s slow, sensuous version of There’s No Business Like Show Business.” – BebopSpokenHere