The greatest gift to Australian Jazz Vocals in the last decade is how James Morrison, Australia’s most awarded jazzman, describes Emma Pask.
Her talent was spotted by James Morrison during one of his regular visits to high schools when she was just 16. She first sang with his band that night and has been touring with Morrison around Australia and overseas, ever since.
While Emma’s voice and style are unique, and individually her own, her performances are reminiscent of the classic era of jazz, when swing was top of the charts. With numerous International and Australia wide performances Emma has firmly established herself and one of this countries favourite voices in Jazz.
There have been many a musical highlight throughout Emma's 20 year career. By request, in 2006, Emma performed the Bridal Waltz for Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban’s wedding, Emma is a “Mo’ award winner for Jazz Vocalist of the year, and has performed for VIP audiences including the late Diana Princess of wales, Princess Mary of Denmark.
She has performed to audiences of up to 80,000 people,
Sung in London at The Queen Elizabeth Hall with the BBC Concert Orchestra,
Played support for George Benson on his tour of Australia.
Performed in China with The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra,
In Auckland with the NZ Philharmonic, With the WA Symphony Orchestra in Perth.
Recorded with the BBC Big Band in London.
Performed at the Phillips International Jazz Festival in Kuala Lumpur,
Toured her band ‘The Emma Pask Quintet’ through Laos and Singapore
Performed in Rome Italy,
And has preformed at the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
Emma has featured on Channel 9’s Carols by Candlelight live from the Sidney-Myer Music
Bowl in Melbourne.
Emma received rave reviews for her performances in Uruguay, South America.
And is a regular at the prestiges Ascona Jazz Festival in Switzerland.
Emma makes regular appearances on national television shows such as the Today Show, Mornings, Spicks and Specks and more recently she appeared in series 2 of the TV show "The Voice" Australia.
Her Coach, Ricky Martin, was so impressed with Emma's vocal ability, after she performed 'Mas Que Nada' in both English and Portuguese he announced to the world that he would like to invite Emma to record with him on his upcoming Brazilian Album.
He believes her voice needs to be heard all around the world.
Her independent self funded Jazz album 'Some other Spring' reached number one on the Jazz Charts for many weeks.
Emma is now signed to Universal Music Australia
Despite her achievements and the international recognition of her talent, Emma retains her natural, refreshing and unpretentious, positive approach to life.
James Morrison says “Whilst it’s fashionable to be a jazz singer these days, she is the real
also performing through the evening with a swinging set of big band numbers with the Sydney All Star Big Band. Earlier that same year, Emma was awarded the Mo Award for “Jazz Vocalist of the year”. Emma has been a regular guest on national TV shows like Hey, Hey Its Saturday, the Midday Show, Good Morning Australia, the Today show, and has also sung to VIP audiences including the late Diana, Princess of Wales, Princess Mary of Denmark, and the Prime Minister of Australia. You’ll often hear Emma’s voice on numerous Television Commercials, movie soundtracks and voice over work. She has performed to audiences of up to 80,000 people, Sung in London at The Queen Elizabeth Hall with the BBC Concert Orchestra, In China with The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, In Auckland with the NZ Philharmonic, With Barbara Morrison, Don Burrows, Ed Wilson, Conductor Sean O’Boyle, With the WA Symphony Orchestra, Recorded with the BBC Big Band in London, Performed at the Phillips International Jazz Festival in Kuala Lumpur, At the Myer Music Bowl in Melbourne, In Cape Town S.A with the Darius Brubeck Trio, Toured her band ‘The Emma Pask Qunitet” through Laos and Singapore Performed in Rome Italy, And has preformed at the Sydney Opera House, guesting alongside James Morrison with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Christmas time 2011, Emma had her debut appearance on Channel 9’s Carols by Candlelight. 2012 began with performances in Uruguay, South America, for which Emma received Rave Reviews, and continued on to Switzerland where she performed at the Ascona Jazz Festival. Following the enormous success of her first 2 albums, “Emma” and “This Madness called Love”, Emma has released her third solo album, “Some other Spring”. Despite her achievements and the international recognition of her talent, Emma retains her natural, refreshing and unpretentious, positive approach to life. James Morrison says “Whilst it’s fashionable to be a jazz singer these days, she’s the real thing!”