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Emerson Susan Colrey

Emerson Susan Corley, Lead Vocalist, founded Entourage, an eclectic ensemble in the summer of 2007 and established Entourage Jazz in 2010. Trained as a classical singer most accustomed to performing the works of Bach and Mozart, Emerson became interested in singing in other genres as well.

Since starting Entourage Jazz, Emerson has comfortably transitioned from pop and classical repertoires to the jazz realm, specializing in standards from The Great American Songbook. Her musical influences reflect the broad spectrum of music she has performed. “On a daily basis, I am equally inspired by opera greats such as Frederica von Stade and Leontyne Price, jazz sensations Ella Fitzgerald, Diana Krall and Nat King Cole to pop/rock legends Karen Carpenter and the Beatles.”

Coming from a musical family, Emerson was encouraged early on to pursue formal training and education in music. She received her Bachelors of Music in Vocal Performance from Centenary College of Louisiana, Shreveport and her Master of Music in Vocal Performance from New England Conservatory of Music, Boston. An avid performer, Emerson is excited to have made the transition from the opera stage to the jazz stage. “I am incredibly blessed to work with the amazingly gifted and versatile musicians who comprise Entourage Jazz. We have an absolute blast together.”

When Emerson is not singing, she is playing the drums or any other type of percussion instrument she can get her hands on.  Emerson supports her passion for music by her career as a Clinical Social Worker in private practice.

Contact Emerson for bookings and additional information pertaining to Entourage at ejazzabq@gmail.com.