Emily Hayes is an earthy jazz and blues vocalist with an unusual repertoire of rootsy songs.

Her influences are as wide and diverse as her music programs. Artists such as Billie Holiday, Patsy Cline, Bessie Smith, Ella Fitzgerald, Janis Joplin and Maria McKee have influenced her style.

Raised in New England, Emily went on to work in London for several years, performing at supper clubs with leading early jazz pianists in the area, including Fergus Read, Colin Good (of Roxy Music) and Keith Nichols. Since 2005, she has been based in the Bay Area of the U.S., singing jazz, blues and country as part of bands and leading her own trio. Among other acts, she is a former lead vocalist of The Cottontails (early jazz and blues featuring Ralph Carney on horns) and the Country Casanovas (classic country/rock), including performances at private wedding and winery events.

What to expect:
Belting country blues from the 1920s
Swinging jazz standards
Torch songs
Rarely sung jazz gems
Vintage double entendres

Available for performance and recording sessions.
Can perform as part of a duo (piano or guitar) or with full band, depending on needs of venue.
Contact her at emilyhayesmusic@gmail.com


April 13 and May 11, 2018
Jazz and blues trio with Duncan James on guitar and John Clark on bass
The United Irish Cultural Center
2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco, CA
6:30 to 9:00 p.m.

November 1, 2017
Featured vocalist with the North Beach Rhythm Jazz Band (composed of players from Mal Sharpe's Big Money in Jazz Band)
Fior D'Italia
2237 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA
6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.