Emma Johnson plays Syos

    Emma Johnson plays a Syos tenor saxophone mouthpiece
    Emma Johnson plays a Syos tenor saxophone mouthpiece
    I'm not one to mess around with my set-up, but I couldn't be happier since getting my SYOS mouthpiece and can't believe the difference it's made to my sound. This mouthpiece has meant I've been able to keep the warm, dark elements of my tone but gain loads more projection and presence, which is ideal for my work as a bandleader and soloist. It's super comfortable to play and works well in all of the settings I use it in, from blending with a section to holding it's own alongside a loud band. Amazing!

    Emma Johnson is a saxophonist and composer based in Leeds, UK. She is in demand as a freelance musician, performing with a wide variety of bands including her contemporary jazz group 'Emma Johnson's Gravy Boat', who are appearing at many notable jazz festivals this year. She is also keen arranger and composer and is currently writing for a new project as well as composing for visual projects.

    Emma runs Horns for Hire, a company that provides tight horn sections and bespoke arrangements for both studio and live settings, and has recently been played on BBC Radio 3 and 6 Music.

    Emma can be seen performing around the UK with various projects and has recently performed with the likes of Gregory Porter, Olly Murs, Clare Teal, NYJO, Sir Tim Rice and Ian Shaw.

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