In recent months Emma Grace Stephenson has performed at venues such as the Hordern Pavilion, The Basement, the BlueBeat, the Macquarie Hotel, Sydney Town Hall, The Vanguard, The 505, Jazushi, the Dome Bar and has had the pleasure of sharing the stage with musicians such as the Swing City Big band, Sally Cameron (the Idea of North), Greg Gould and the Chase, and Vanessa Raspa and the Zombie Cats. In July 2013 she travelled to Scotland to perform at the Edinburgh Jazz festival and Aberdeen International Youth Festival with the Alex Silver Quintet. In 2013 Emma also appeared several times on the prime time TV Show ‘Australia’s Got Talent,’ as a member of the band Greg Gould and the Chase, who finished in 2nd place. Through such experiences Emma has fortified her immense passion for her art and is committed to maintaining a high standard and bringing energy and innovation to every performance.
At present she is working in many different groups as well as doing solo performances spanning jazz, pop, rock, RnB and funk music. Emma has been the pianist for sydney big bands “Jazz Connection” (run by Judy Bailey) and “Sydney Youth Jazz Orchestra” (Run by Saul Richardson) and has worked in small jazz ensembles such as her own trio, and pop covers bands such as Titanium 22 and the Sydney Funk Collective. In August 2012 she went on tour to regional Australia representing the Sydney Conservatorium jazz course with her trio and was part of a young jazz artists showcase selected and coordinated by Sally Cameron and Emma Pask on Eastside Radio. Emma also has her own originals band, “the Bubblewrap Sensation”, for which she plays keys, writes music and sings lead vocals.