Emily Cavanagh is a Singer/Songwriter in NYC originally from Chicago. A working musician & published songwriter, Emily has made a career at the intersection of music & service–gigging, touring, writing, & bringing music to marginalized communities in the states & abroad homeless New Yorkers, refugee communities, & seniors with memory loss. In response to the Covid 19 pandemic, Emily launched a music initiative called “A Song for You” writing & sending original recorded songs to patients and families hit hardest by the pandemic. This project is now launched in hospitals & hospices across the country, has been seen on NBC, ABC, & Medium & features songs of local, touring, & grammy award-winning songwriters.

Emily’s music reflects a throwback sound of the 30’s, 40’s,& 50’s while maintaining a great folk & pop sensibility. Her work can be found in various commercial placements & on Irish radio.The instrumental of her song “Treehouse” was featured in the 2017 trailer for Woody Harrelson’s film “Wilson.” She often tours in Ireland, and here in the states in cities like Chicago, NYC, Nashville, & LA. She is delighted to be back at Elkhart Jazz Fest with her trio–featuring Nir Sadovnik & Frank Wagner. Emily’s music can be found on all major streaming sites & you can follow along with her at the sites below.