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Jazz Emma Johnson’s Gravy Boat

24th February 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

01606 74502 or 07717 224 238

Photo Credits: Maria Altzamora, Elle Jones

Emma Johnson’s Gravy Boat is a contemporary, cinematic jazz quintet led by Leeds based saxophonist and composer Emma Johnson.
Emma’s writing displays a contemporary sound rooted by infectious melodies and the group have been described as demonstrating a “strong and joyful bond, immediately apparent in their sound”. Gravy Boat is a band that aspires to write and perform melodic, accessible jazz that anyone can enjoy.
Gravy Boat play ‘a relaxed, melodic and distinctive style of contemporary jazz’.
A recent review on Bebop Spoken Here noted: ‘Johnson gets a great sound on tenor and has a technique to match. Not one of those in your face players but someone whose solos build gradually and logically, with a natural lyricism reminiscent of Coltrane.’
The band were selected for the Jazz North Northern Line scheme for the year 2019 and have performed at many prominent festivals including Marsden, Manchester and Lancaster Jazz Festivals.
Emma has been awarded a Peter Whittingham Development Award and thanks to the support of Help Musicians UK, the band have released their debut album Worry Not to much acclaim this year.


Saxophone – Emma Johnson

Guitar – Fergus Vickers

Piano – Richard Jones

Double Bass – Angus Milne

Drums – Steve Hanley

Bookings can be made via email jazz@davenham.co or telephone Harry on 07717 224 238 / 01606 74502 Doors open 7.30pm music at 8pm.Tickets £12 on the door

If you are suffering from Covid symptoms please do not attend and in any case advise us if you are unable to attend for any reason.


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