Emily Steinwall – Saxophone, voice, flute
Daisy and Dorothy Progosh- vocals
Joseph Martel – guitar
Yunjin Claire Lee- synth and piano
David Maclean – Bass
Eric West – Drums
Welcome to the Garden is the self-produced , debut album by Emily Steinwall, a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Toronto. The album was released March 28, 2021, “serving portions of lushness, enchanting femininity and disarming earnestness at each turn. Steinwall’s impressive debut is truly an honour to behold.” (Allie Gregory, Exclaim! Magazine, 2021). Come celebrate a post- lockdown release of this unique musical experience!
Emily Steinwall was born in Toronto in a family of musicians. When in high school she fell in love with the tenor saxophone and was able to learn the language of jazz directly from her grandparents, Jack and Carol Long, with whom she played regularly. Emily graduated from Humber college in 2017 after studying saxophone, and in that same year was awarded the Mary Alice Stewart Award (presented by JazzFM91.1) and was named one of CBC’s “35 best Canadian jazz artists under 35”. In 2018 Steinwall was named the Prince Edward County Jazz Festival’s Rising Young Star, and toured as a backup singer with Alessia Cara. While touring with Cara, Steinwall performed on stages including Madison Square Gardens and Austin City Limits.
Steinwall has recently focused her energy in fronting a self-titled project, which features her as a songwriter, singer, saxophone & flute player. She quickly made a reputation for herself in the Toronto music scene with her unique and transportive performances, and last year headlined Exclaim! Magazine’s “Class of 2020 Showcase”. In March 2021 Steinwall released her first, self-produced album called Welcome to the Garden, which was met with critical acclaim.