Emma-Mae is a jazz singer and classical soprano. She has a Bachelor of Music Performance with honours from the Melbourne Conservatorium, and an AMusA in classical voice. She was a Melbourne bar choir scholar in 2019. Emma-Mae also teaches classical and contemporary voice.
Nelson is a jazz pianist, composer, and arranger. He managed and recorded with ‘The Alpha Experiment‘, and has worked as a session musician for 8 years. Nelson has a Bachelor of Music Performance from the Sydney Conservatorium, and a BA from Melbourne University.
Together they are E & N Music.
E & N Music will play in Cocoa Jackson Lane from 6.30pm
The Bird Conference are group of long-time friends exploring the depths of the jazz tradition through original compositions and interpretation of jazz standards. Unafraid to explore every corner of the idiom; pieces range from hard swinging numbers reminiscent of the Cannonball Adderley quintet, to free improvisation, to highly arranged pieces exploring harmony and odd time grooves. For this event the group will rearrange their original material for a guitar trio format and explore the repertoire and close-listening, interactive approach established by jazz greats Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett and Kurt Rosenwinkel.
The Bird Conference will play in Cocoa Jackson Lane from 8pm