Nov 2017

Photo by Cole Breiland

Hailing from an eclectic musical background, multi-instrumentalist Emily Ferrell is a dynamic performer and educator on the Toronto music scene. Emily is involved in a wide variety of musical projects where she is greatly valued for her versatile sound. Past projects have included the Lemon Bucket Orkestra, Paige Cora and the Headlines and Band Bajha Brass.

An Honours graduate of Humber College’s Bachelor of Music program, Emily has played in an extensive array of musical settings spanning many genres including  jazz, big band, Latin, classical, R&B, pop and electronic. While in the flagship ensemble at Humber College, she had the privilege of performing alongside some of today’s most renowned jazz musicians including Terence Blanchard, Dave Holland, Bob Mintzer and John Clayton. During her time at Humber, Emily studied with some of the country’s top brass players including Al Kay, William Carn, Kelsley Grant, Jim Lewis and Bruce Cassidy.

Among the many successes Emily has achieved in her young career are the Gordon & Anne Wragg Music Scholarship for outstanding achievement (2 years in succession) and the Al Kay Award for Brass Excellence.

As a multi-instrumentalist educator, Emily has been teaching trombone and piano for over 9 years. She has completed her Grade 9 RCM piano examination with Honours, and spent the past 3 years teaching the esteemed Yamaha Junior Music Course at Kaos Music in Toronto’s west end; she currently teaches a growing roster of private piano and trombone students.

Emily’s diverse freelance career has led to her performing with  many local groups in the city including the Toronto Jazz Orchestra, The Big Sound and the Counterpoint Community Orchestra.



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