Emma Johnson is a Leeds based saxophonist and composer. Originally hailing from the other side of the Pennines, Emma grew up surrounded by music of all genres, studying clarinet and piano before picking up the saxophone and discovering her true passion for jazz.


Emma graduated from Leeds College of Music in 2014 having studied under tutors such as Jim Corry, Joel Purnell and Jamil Sheriff as well as being mentored by saxophone legend Pee Wee Ellis.

Emma works as a freelance musician, performing with a wide variety of bands, including her own quartet. She is also keen arranger and composer and is currently writing for a new project as well as composing for visual projects and arranging for various horn sections. Emma is also an enthusiastic teacher with experience ranging from 1-1 lessons to large groups. She teaches in two West Yorkshire schools as well as privately and caters for all ages from primary school children to adults.

Emma can now be seen performing around the UK with various projects and has recently performed with the likes of Olly Murs, Clare Teal, Gregory Porter,  NYJO, Sir Tim Rice and Ian Shaw.

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