"Emma Johnson and her Gravy Boat are one of the most refreshingly imaginative and perfectly configured acts in contemporary Jazz"
Neil March, Trust The Doc

Emma Johnson’s Gravy Boat are a cinematic, melodic jazz quintet based in Leeds, led by saxophonist and composer Emma Johnson.

The group won the Peter Whittingham Award to record their debut album, Worry Not, which was released to great acclaim in 2021 and described as
‘an exciting prospect indeed’ by Jazzwise.

Since then, they’ve completed a national tour, welcoming audiences returning to live music with stories, warmth and melodic, spacious compositions that allow each band member to shine.


Johnson is currently working on new music, as a recipient of Lancaster Jazz Festival’s Evolve Commission for 2022, and the band have plans to release more music and tour further afield in the next 18 months.

"Imaginative and multi-faceted, combining memorable themes with sophisticated rhythms & dynamics in a series of inventive compositions
that embrace numerous twists and turns."
The Jazz Mann

Sun Stones - Emma Johnson's Gravy Boat

Sun Stones - Emma Johnson's Gravy Boat

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