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Emma Smith: The Huntress

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"Experienced" is seldom an appropriate adjective to apply to a 21 year-old performer, but it's perfectly apposite when applied to singer and composer Emma Smith. She began singing with a big band at the age of 14 and was, barely a year later, a mainstay of Britain's National Youth Jazz Orchestra. With the support of musicians ...

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Jay Phelps Big Band: Snape, UK, August 17, 2011

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Jay Phelps Big Band
Snape Maltings
Snape, UK
August 17, 2011

Trumpeter Jay Phelps, a native of Vancouver who moved to the UK in his teens, first came to the attention of the British jazz scene as a member of Tomorrow's Warriors. In his early 20s he co-founded Empirical, playing on that band's debut ...