Emily Steinwall in an emerging tenor saxophone player, flautist and bandleader in Toronto’s jazz scene. Being heavily influenced by John Coltrane, Dexter Gordon and Lester Young, she has a deep respect and connection to jazz history while still maintaining a fresh approach to improvising and composing. Emily performs frequently in Toronto as a leader with her group Bloom, and as a side-musician with various groups including: the Virginia Macdonald Group, Mason Victoria’s Sonuskapos Jazz Orchestra, Tom Upjohn’s We Are All, The Anthology Project and the Funny Funk Band. Emily is currently in her final year of Humber College’s Bachelor of Music program.
“Emily Steinwall has set the musical bar high, both for herself and for her peers. She’s a wonderful example of a talented young musician who has great depth, maturity and integrity.” (Nancy Walker)
Being born into a family of musicians, music has always been an important part of Emily’s life. She began playing saxophone at the age of 14 and rapidly progressed on the instrument. While in high school, she was a member of Humber College’s Community School Program, the JAZZ.FM91 youth big band and the National Youth Jazz Combo at Musicfest Canada. Since entering Humber’s degree program, Emily has been recognized for her hard work and talent with numerous awards and opportunities.
Currently, Emily is focusing her efforts on her newest project as a leader, Bloom, a contemporary jazz quartet which plays frequently in Toronto. The group will be releasing their debut EP in the spring of 2017.
To learn more about Emily and to get updates on her performances, visit emilysteinwall.com.