Emma Frank

 

About

"Emma Frank, who reaches a sublime new plane of musicality on her excellent third album, is an artist worthy of observation with serious ears."

— Ron Hart, DownBeat

"Vocalist Emma Frank brings genuine peacefulness and transparent honesty to everything she touches."

— Sébastien Hélary, Nextbop

"Ocean Av… features Frank's quirky-gorgeous songs, arrangements worked out in coordination with jazz pianist Aaron Parks, and percussion from Jim Black (!). Her vocal style has a gauzy directness, but the art woven all around it is undeniably connected to our jazz tradition. It's a minor masterpiece…"

— Will Layman, Popmatters

"Since her early days as a fixture on the Montréal jazz scene, Emma Frank has expanded the delicate nature of her voice, developed a phrasing that is her own with clear melodic lines that bloom magnificently, and presented quasi-folk landscapes reinforced by contemporary jazz harmonies and rhythms… Ocean Av will satisfy those who seek sophisticated songwriting."

— Alain Brunet, La Presse

Born and raised outside of Boston, Emma Frank spent almost ten years in Montreal, getting a literature degree at McGill University, waiting tables and working on songwriting before moving to Brooklyn five years ago. Frank's third album, Ocean Av, which Popmatters described as "a minor masterpiece" (Will Layman), combined modern jazz sensibilities and folk songwriting, and featured pianist Aaron Parks, drummer Jim Black, bassist Rick Rosato and producer/guitarist Franky Rousseau. Her fourth and newest album, "Come Back" (Justin Time Records and Nettwerk Music Group), is an avant folk exploration featuring pianist Aaron Parks and produced by Franky Rousseau.

Emma has toured Europe twice with her project, and has performed at various at Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and Quebec City's Jazz Festivals. She performs regularly with her project in New York City and Brooklyn.