September 20, 2013
Bay Area vocalist Emily Day presents “Swing, Scat and Song: The Music of Ella Fitzgerald and Sarah Vaughan.” The project features fresh arrangements of favorite jazz standards made famous by these two jazz icons, featuring Dan Zemelman on piano, Mike Bordelon on bass and Greg Wyser-Pratte on drums.
Emily Day is an accomplished vocalist and arranger who draws inspiration from her love of the American Songbook and her engagement in the tapestry that is jazz today. Emily was trained in New York at the New School and the Institute for Popular Music at the University of Liverpool, England. She has been awarded Outstanding Soloist with a Big Band at the North American Music Festival in Toronto and Outstanding Soloist at the UNH Clark Terry Jazz Festival. In 2012 Emily recorded Where or When, her debut album of original arrangements, and she has performed at major venues including the new SFJAZZ Center.