Emerson 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. Emerson's
influences reflect the broad spectrum of music that has been performed. “On
a daily basis, I am equally inspired by opera greats such as
Frederica von Stade and Leontyne Price, jazz sensations Ella
Krall and Nat King Cole to pop/rock legends Karen Carpenter and
Coming from a musical family, Emerson was encouraged early on to
pursue formal training and education in music, having received a
of Music in Vocal Performance from Centenary College of Louisiana,
Shreveport and a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from
New England Conservatory of Music, Boston. An avid performer,
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
When not singing, Emerson is playing any
type of percussion instrument on hand, including drums and banjo. Emerson's passion for music is supported by a career as a Clinical Social
Contact Emerson for bookings and additional information pertaining
to Entourage at email@example.com.