“Totally engaging performances, very expressive. Enormous talent here.” –DownBeat Magazine adjudicator
Rising star Emma Hedrick is a 4-time DownBeat award-winning, vocalist, composer and arranger. The 21-year old Indianapolis native is currently a vocal jazz performance major at the Frost School of Music in Miami. Emma was a finalist in the International Ella Fitzgerald Vocal Competition and performed in the Telluride All-Stars Ensemble at the Telluride Jazz Festival in Colorado in 2018. She was the selected vocalist for the Aspen Summer JAS Academy directed by Christian McBride in 2020. Emma has also headlined at various venues including Indy Jazzfest (NextCon) and The Jazz Kitchen.
The 18-member Helios Jazz Orchestra is directed by Dr. David Manson. The big band has performed on the Clearwater Jazz Holiday, Ybor Jazz Fest, WMNF Jazz Fest and has backed singers Kevin Mahogany, Alexis Cole, Kathy Rosins, Fred Johnson and many other guest vocalists.
ST PETERSBURG JAZZ FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
Wed, 2/23 – O Som do Jazz w/ Rafael Pereira, Jose Valentino Ruiz & Andrea Moraes Manson
Thu, 2/24 – Best of Blue Note with James Suggs & Austin Vickrey Sextet
Fri, 2/25 – RADIOJazzHead
Sat, 2/26 – Emma Hedrick w/ Helios Jazz Orchestra
Sun, 2/27 – Chris Dingman Trio
This concert is produced by EMIT with support from the Palladium Theater as a partner. Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, Florida Council on Arts and Culture, St. Petersburg College and the City of St. Petersburg.
General Admission: $25.
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