Emma Stephenson from New York to Time and Space
2017 Freedman Jazz Fellowship Award winner Emma Stephenson has been living and working in New York for the past eight months. She was briefly back in Sydney in April to attend a couple of weddings which gave Mick Paddon, presenter of Time and Space a chance to catch up with her to ask about how she is going in the New York jazz scene. Emma talks about the particular approach she has taken to playing piano and getting experience by playing and singing in bars while she writes songs and music preparing for an ambitious recording project with multiple singers. She is influenced by a wide range of song writers who share an interest in the words as much as the music. She shares her thoughts. about whether it is easier for a young female jazz instrumentalist to make it in New York or in Sydney.The interview, a follow up to the profile of Emma that Mick broadcast and podcast last year in his Changing the Face of Jazz series, can be heard at 14.30 as part of the Time and Space programme on Wednesday May 2nd which also features music chosen by Emma as well as songs performed by her Hieronymus Trio. It will then be posted as a podcast on the Eastside website.