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EMZ BIG SEXY MUSIC To Perform on the Next LIVE GingerNewYork TV Show in New York City
Emma Zakarevicius aka EmZ and Her Band Big Sexy Music Steps On Stage at the GNY Show on Friday July 22nd. RSVP for Studio Audience. Manhattan Neighborhood Network TV Studios, 537 West 59th St, NYC, Time Warner HD Channel 1993, 2pm
A modern day renaissance woman, EmZ is an accomplished visual artist and musician. She traveled to New York City in 2003 to pursue her talents in the fine arts, receiving project development grants from Carclew Youth Arts (South Australia) and The Ian Potter Foundation to study painting at the New York Studio School. Fast forward thirteen years and she holds two masters degrees in Fine Art with a focus on painting and film making. She currently lives and works in New York City.
EmZ began her musical debut in the now forgotten crimson-lit basement of a downtown Soho Café. Singing voodoo and crooning to the likes of Frank Sinatra and Billy Holiday, EmZ found her voice and never looked back. She has been the lead singer of psychedelic rock and roll band Crazy Mary since 2007 and is no stranger to the New York City stage.
In 2012, EmZ formed punk-soul cabaret group Big Sexy Music. Taking Manhattan by storm, her debut self-produced album "Postcards" (2013) has been described as "a brand of jazz sought for in all the dark caverns of NYC, an opium den for your clean livin' times". She has an unself-conscious gift for capturing stunning images, and transmuting them into a journey through song.
In 2016, EmZ self released the sophomore super nova hot album "In Your Garden". Accompanied by the Big Sexy Crew, a hip New York rat pack of musicians, EmZ's hip jazz sound is both unconventional and punchy. Her influences are eclectic as her music: the cool voices of jazz, echoes of Motown soul, not to mention the raucous, rebellious shout of Rock and Roll.
EmZ has performed all over the Big Apple – from the Lower East Side to the Blues haunts of Harlem. She has featured at the 54 Below call Back Series, The Bitter End singer songwriter sessions, The legendary Don't Tell Mama, The Gershwin Hotel, The Highline Ballroom, The Sidewalk Café, The Parkside Lounge, and is a member of the New Amsterdam Music Association where she sings regularly to her adoring fans in Harlem.
EmZ has been featured on Manhattan Neighborhood Network's What's Eating Harlem (NY Life) who described her music as "taking Manhattan by storm". EmZ was also featured in Steel Notes Magazine (Nov 2014) and New York Metro (Oct 2014).
For More Information:
Official Website: emmaz.org
Facebook: EMZ Big Sexy Music
GingerNewYork found on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) since launching in November, 2010, has been showcasing the "Kool Kats…Gotham Nights" greats of music and culture of New York and beyond. What defines GingerNewYork is its host Ginger Broderick's unique insight, connection to and pulse on the music and culture of Gotham making GingerNewYork one of the most sought after programs to appear on.
GingerNewYork can be seen in Manhattan on Time Warner Cable Channel 34 and HD Channel 1993, Fios Channel 33, and RCN Channel 82, every Friday afternoon at 2pm EST. It can also be seen live streaming on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network's website, www.mnn.org, Channels 1 and 5.
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