Emma Gilmartin - Jazz Vocalist / Pianist
Swing & Jazz available for hire, based in Victoria
Emma’s singing has wide appeal. She draws on a number of musical influences including Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Rickie Lee Jones and Joni Mitchell. Emma plays the highest quality Jazz music, perfect for your next event. Or for something larger, Emma would be perfect for a Jazz festival.
Since graduating from the VCA, Emma has performed regularly at weddings, corporate functions, restaurants and at venues such as Bennetts Lane, Dizzy’s Jazz Bar, Hilton on the Park, The Sidney Myer Music Bowl, The Windsor Ballroom, The George Ballroom, Government House, Chapel Off Chapel and many more. She brings considerable experience and professionalism to all her engagements.
Born in Melbourne, Emma Gilmartin is fast gaining a reputation as one of Australia’s most talented jazz vocalists. Her voice is undeniably beautiful with “a crystalline purity of vibrato-less tone and flawless pitch that is so perfect it is almost unsettling”(Leon Gettler, The Age Green Guide.
In 2001 Emma completed her Bachelor of Music Performance (Improvisation) at the Victorian College of the Arts. It was here that she met Tony Gould, with whom she recorded her debut CD, “Tomorrow, Just You Wait and See”(Move records).
In addition to her studies at the VCA, Emma has completed a Bachelor of Arts (Media Studies) at RMIT in which she majored in radio production and literature.
"Now and then, one hears a voice which instantly suggests uncommon beauty and musicality. Add to this a sensitivity to lyrics, impeccable sense of pitch, a rare control of vibrato, and you have wonderful artistry. This is what I hear in the singing of Emma Gilmartin. It all comes from her approach to both her art and her fellow human beings." Dr Tony Gould - pianist/composer