Emily Elbert

The totally cool and wildly talented Emily Elbert stopped by yesterday to snap some portraits. We're both Berklee alumn, albeit 10 years apart, but Emily popped into my world when I saw her in a video made by a recording engineer friend of mine in LA in which she was singing a Stevie Wonder cover that more than stands up to the original. So I sent her a note telling her to look me up next time she's back in New York.

To my good fortune she's currently on tour with Esperanza Spalding's band and was in town for a couple of weeks for rehearsals, so we made a play date. Super fun. Go listen to her stuff and buy all her records. She's a monster (that's the highest praise I give anyone).