Emily Remler


While attending Boston's Berklee College of Music, guitarist Emily Remler caught the jazz bug after being exposed to the music of Charlie Christian, Paul Desmond, and Wes Montgomery. After graduation, she moved to New Orleans, where she appeared at the 1978 Concord Jazz Festival and subsequently gained a recording contract with Concord Records. Incorporating everything from hard bop to straight-ahead jazz to ballads into her repertoire, she produced an impressive series of albums in the 1980s. She died of heart failure in 1990, but not before crafting a fine recorded legacy.