Emma Rawicz is a multi-award winning young saxophonist and composer, already making waves on the UK music scene.
At the age of 20 she has already recorded and released an eagerly awaited debut album Incantation featuring Ant Law, made up entirely of her original compositions. Emma’s second album, recorded in summer 2022 features an all-star band and will be released in 2023.
Emma has created a name for herself both as a bandleader and a sideman. A new arrival on the scene, she has already made an impact, regularly playing at major London jazz venues such as Ronnie Scott’s, The Jazz Café and Pizza Express both as a band leader and as a sideman with a wide range of established musicians. Emma is a recipient of the 2021 Drake Yolanda Award, winner of ‘Best Newcomer’ at the 2022 Parliamentary Jazz Awards and nominee for the 2022 Jazz FM Instrumentalist of the year and finalist in BBC Young Jazz Musician 2022.
Growing up in rural North Devon, Emma didn’t discover jazz until the age of 15, and didn’t pick up a tenor saxophone until a year later, but had spent her childhood otherwise immersed in largely folk and classical music.
Emma is a natural performer. Her music has a unique sound, fusing all her many influences, and her compositions range from lilting Afro Cuban inspired grooves to hard hitting modern jazz and funk numbers.
The line up for this gig includes:
Emma Rawicz – saxophone
Ivo Neame – piano
Ant Law – guitar
Conor Chaplin – bass
James Maddren – drums
“An astonishing new talent” – Jamie Cullum – BBC Radio 2
“A force to be reckoned with” – Jazzwise
“A name on everyone’s lips right now” – Julian Joseph – J to Z BBC Radio 3
“A fast-rising star” – London Jazz News
“Hugely promising… [Rawicz] has a fantastic sound” – Marlbank
ℹ️ Useful Information
5.30pm: Bars open
7.30pm: Doors to Sage Two
8pm – 8.30pm: j2oh
9pm – 10.30pm: Emma Rawicz
11pm: Last orders
Timings are subject to change
Discounts: North East First Timer
A weekend of music across the North East — plan your travel to Sage Gateshead early
This weekend, 9 – 11 June, music abounds across the region. We’ll have our usual thousands of music fans, there are gigs at St James’ Park and the Stadium of Light, plus the Blaydon Races – oh me lads!
Our onsite parking is limited, but don’t forget that you get FREE Metro travel with a Sage Gateshead ticket. Plan your visit here.