Discovery: Emma Johnson’s Gravy Boat

Emma Johnson’s Gravy Boat is a jazz act led by Leeds-based saxophonist and composer Emma Johnson.

By Graeme Smith

Usually an instrumental act, their new single Where Were You Hiding? is their first single to feature vocals, provided by Manchester’s Nishla Smith. It feels as if Nisha’s soft vocals are used as an instrument in their own right, sharing the limelight with Emma’s saxophone and interludes of electric guitar.

Jazz may not be everyone’s cup of tea but Emma Johnson’s Gravy Boat are on a mission to make it accessible to a wider audience. I think they’ve achieved it in Where Were You Hiding? Check it out for yourself below.