Acclaimed as one of Australia's finest young jazz vocalists, Emma Franz has had twelve years experience fronting bands ranging from intimate trio settings through to big bands such as the popular Moovin' and Groovin' Orchestra. She has worked with many fine Australian musicians in performances at prominent jazz clubs, festivals, five star hotels, casinos and concert venues in Melbourne, Sydney, and around Australia.
For years Emma has been regular featured singer on national television shows such as Tonight Live with Steve Vizard, Hey Hey It's Saturday, The Midday Show, and Good Morning Australia. Her overseas engagements have included esteemed hotels and corporations in Europe and Asia. She is a recording artist and session vocalist, a songwriter for Warner Chappell, and in 1998 was a Finalist in the Australian National Jazz Awards.
Emma's repertoire includes hundreds of songs in the jazz idiom, as well as R&B and funk material. She is noted for a voice and performance individual in character and style.
The critics have said:
"In tune with expectations, Emma Franz's set was a delightful selection of jazz torch standards. She possess a voice to die for". Adelaide Advertiser, Adelaide
"Refreshment for the ears, body and spirit"
The Herald Sun, Melbourne
"Emma Franz is a wonderful jazz singer with a great sound and a big future".
John Foreman, Network 10