Jemma Freese

  • Jemma Freese
    Voice, synth
  • Katie Patterson
    Drums
  • Beth O’Lenahan
    Bass
  • Jess Ayers
    Guitar
  • Grace Alexander
    Keyboard
  • Caitlin Laing
    Backing vocals

An energetic and creative new force in UK music, keyboard player and vocalist Jemma Freese presents her debut solo project for northern line.

Previously on the scheme with former dark-jazz ensemble freesetrio, Jemma (J Frisco, Maximo Park, DOMI) is currently working on her debut album as a solo artist, ‘Shadow Boxing’. A story about the beginning of a personal journey, from losing oneself to finding a new self, it showcases the searing quality of her voice more than ever before. Using her own unique language of scat, she uses jazz metal riffs, heavy synths, sub bass and classical piano to create a vibrant new take on contemporary jazz she terms ethereal math.

Accompanied by a five-piece band bringing together backing vocals, drums, electric bass, guitar, and keyboards, Jemma will be launching her new music in a double bill performance with singer-songwriter August Charles at Yellow Arch in Sheffield on Thursday 9th December, in association with Jazz at the Lescar. More information here.

Read about Jemma relaunching as a Jazz North northern line artist following her loss of body strength and recovery here.

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“The emotions released in this album show bravery, intelligence and a fascinating blend of grooves and genre-bending… Patti Smith and Kate Bush immediately came to my mind, along with some Massive Attack.”

– Fiona Ross for Jazz in Europe on freesetrio’s ‘The Beast in the Blueprint’