Emma-Jean Thackray is an award winning composer, producer, arranger, instrumentalist, singer and as
a recent RBMA alumni, has been described by RBMA as "one of the UK's most exciting new jazz
artists", as “somewhere between Madlib and Ornette Coleman” by Djam La Revue, “one to watch” by the
London Evening Standard and as “supremely talented... the sound of South London” by Sounds Of The
Universe. Having trained at top UK conservatories in both jazz and composition she is pretty fucking good at loads
of stuff, with acclaimed work as a producer, as a composer for large ensembles, as an arranger, a
musical director, an educator, a solo performer and as a band leader with her quartet WALRUS.