Emma-Jean Thackray is an award winning composer/ producer/ arranger/ instrumentalist/ singer and RBMA alumni. She is at the top of Gilles Peterson’s list of artists he’s buzzing about in 2018 and has been described by RBMA as "one of the UK's most exciting new jazz artists", as “one to watch” by the London Evening Standard, as “supremely talented... the sound of South London” by Sounds Of The Universe, “a jazz prodigy” by iD and “sounds like Bitches Brew-era Miles entering the dub chamber with a New Orleans marching band – in a good way” by The Guardian.

After the underground success of her 2016 EP Walrus, released on her own imprint and in the collections of some of the worlds’ finest vinyl selectors, her latest record Ley Lines was written, produced, performed and mixed by Thackray in her home studio, and was released by the world’s foremost vinyl enterprise The Vinyl Factory in May 2018.

Summer 2018 saw Emma perform at some world renowned festivals like Sonar Barcelona and the Montreux Jazz Festival, and kick off her monthly jazz residency on Worldwide FM.