Emma Grace Stephenson is an Australian pianist and songwriter who has shared the stage with
prolific musicians and bands such as Ingrid and Christine Jensen (Canada/US), Gian Slater, the
Sirens Big Band, Sandy Evans, Greg Gould (Australia’s Got Talent 2013), and Brittanie Shipway (The
Voice 2014). Her music combines rhythmic, harmonic, and improvisatory elements of modern jazz
with folk-pop songwriting influences.
After performing her own compositions at the Sydney Opera House with Hieronymus Trio and
the acclaimed Australian vocalist Kristin Berardi, Emma won the 2017 Freedman Jazz Fellowship
for Australian jazz musicians under the age of 35. Emma was also the 2016 recipient of the Jann
Rutherford Memorial Award for young women in the Australian jazz scene, which facilitated a
collaboration with the award winning Australian vocalist, Gian Slater, culminating in
performances for the Melbourne and Sydney Women’s Jazz Festivals, and a recording at the
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) studios in late 2016. This work was released in an
album titled 'Where the Rest of the World Begins' in April 2017.