A gentle, quiet, but expansive trio with lots of space for each member's individual voice, and a little humour.
Emma Gilmartin - Vocals / Composition
Jeremy Woolhouse - Piano / Composition
Frank Di Sario - Bass
Vocalist Emma Gilmartin and pianist Jeremy Woolhouse first met as colleagues studying at the VCA. Collaborating on various projects for 15 years, the two have found subtle ways of complementing each others musicality. In trio format, Frank DiSario brings his vast experience and bass playing expertise to the ensemble. The trio create an intimate, relaxed and inviting atmosphere.
Songs which have been inspirational to Emma and Jeremy are presented along with compositions from each. The repertoire thus covers some jazz classics, modern hits, world music and contemporary works. Influences include Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, Frank Sinatra, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Louis Armstrong, Jeanne Lee, Ran Blake, Norah Jones, Joni Mitchell and Astor Piazzolla to name a few.
‘Emma Gilmartin has gained a reputation as one of Australia's most talented jazz vocalists. Her voice is undeniably beautiful with "a crystalline purity of vibrato-less tone and flawless pitch.' - Leon Gettler, The Age Green Guide
Since the success of the 2002 duo recording with pianist Tony Gould, Emma has performed regularly with her jazz quartet throughout Australia and beyond and producing the album Songe in 2005. Emma was honoured to be selected as one of ten finalists in the National Jazz Awards at the Wangaratta Jazz Festival the same year.
From 2006 to 2009, Emma toured extensively throughout Australia and the world with renowned Acapella/percussion group Coco's Lunch. She also recorded Blueprint with the ensemble, which was nominated for Best World Album in the 2007 ARIA awards. In 2010 Emma released Home, another album of exquisite duets with pianist Tony Gould.
“Now and then, one hears a voice which instantly suggests uncommon beauty and musicality. Add to this a sensitivity to lyrics, impeccable sense of pitch, a rare control of vibrato, and you have wonderful artistry. This is what I hear in the singing of Emma Gilmartin. It all comes from her approach to both her art and her fellow human beings.” - Tony Gould – pianist/composer
8pm Saturday 12th April 2014 (2 x 45 min sets)
Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre,
Corner of Davey & Young Streets, Frankston