Emma Johnson’s Gravy Boat is a cinematic quintet led by Leeds based saxophonist and composer Emma Johnson.
Emma's writing displays a contemporary sound rooted by infectious melodies and the group have been described as playing 'a relaxed, melodic and distinctive style of contemporary jazz'.
Gravy Boat released a well received single 'Where Were You Hiding?' in 2020, featuring Manchester based vocalist Nishla Smith, as well as a series of live music videos entitled ‘Seafarer’s Suite’ and an EP in previous years.
The band were selected for the Jazz North Northern Line scheme for the year 2019 and have performed at many prominent festivals including Marsden, Manchester and Lancaster.
Emma has been awarded a Peter Whittingham Development Award and thanks to the support of Help Musicians UK, the band are about to release their debut album, Worry Not on the 2nd July 2021