Emily Asher

Emily Asher is a trombonist and singer of “buoyant charm” (Nate Chinen, The New York Times). Originally from Seattle Washington, she is in strong demand as a bandleader and sidewoman in New York City and internationally. As a leader, Asher has produced four CDs and led US and Israel tours with Emily Asher’s Garden Party and earned a prestigious Banff Residency with her Endangered Species Trio. She recorded and performed with Wycliffe Gordon on his “Hello Pops!” tribute to Louis Armstrong, and was a member of Nicholas Payton’s Television Studio Orchestra. Due to the pandemic, after more than 12 years of living in New York, Emily returned to Washington, where she is currently an Elementary Music Specialist in the Bellingham Public Schools and is on the Jazz Faculty at Western Washington University.

We welcome her back east, on our stage, as we present our live performance of the 43rd annual NCJF!

To learn more about this amazing young woman check out her website, emilyasher.com