2022 Aesthetics in Residence
Jacques Emery is a double bassist, composer and performer who works on Cammeraygal and Cadigal land.
Born in 1997 to orchestral string players, Jacques cultivated a deep curiosity in all kinds of sound and music from a young age.
His teenage years laid the path for an ongoing curiosity with many different musical disciplines, playing in youth orchestras, jazz band and composing his own music.
He completed a Bachelor of jazz performance at the Sydney Conservatorium in 2019. He has toured Europe with the Australian Art Orchestra and plays regularly around Sydney with many groups including Zela Margossian Quintet and HEKKA.
In 2020 he is a finalist of the Freedman Jazz Fellowship.