About Emily Lanier
In 2006, Emily achieved her goal when she answered a classified ad for a jazz vocalist with the newly forming band A New Kind of Blue. The talented quartet soon began to get more gigs then they could handle (and that the guys wanted to play), so in 2007, Emily formed a second group, The Emily Lanier Jazz Ensemble - a rotating pool of some of the Upper Valley and New England area’s most talented jazz musicians.
Besides the outstanding musicians Emily played with regularly in the Upper Valley (see the EL Jazz Ensemble page for the list), Emily has also worked and performed with Gene Bertoncini, Matt Wilson, Steve Davis, Freddie Bryant, Michael Zsoldos, Dave Clark, John Carlson, George Voland, Eugene Friesen, Armen Donelian, Bob Hallahan, John Schwartzberg, Mark Kross, Miro Sprague, Jamie Aebersold and Fred Haas.
In the summer of 2010, Emily relocated to the Dallas TX area and just as she began perfomring again, found out another move was in the plans. So, in the late fall of 2011, she and her family moved again ... to the Capital District of NY. She now lives just outside of Albany, NY with her wonderfully supportive husband and two beautiful, children and works, full-time, in the field of bio-medical sales. Emily also sings regularly at her church and is availble for hire for weddings, funerals and special events. In 2005, while in at St. Denis Parish in Hanover, NH, she recorded the CD "Angels' Song" (a peaceful moment in the spirit of Christmas) with her women's vocal trio Les Rossignols. The CD is available through St. Denis with all proceeds to benefit the church's music program.