MUSIC & MYSTICAL EXPERIENCE
This year fireside sessions will be guided by Emma Hewson. Allow yourself to be taken on a musical journey, come alive and ride the waves of energy created by Emma as she serenades us with her beautiful voice playing a variety of original songs, as well as, well loved favourites we can all sing along to.
Meet EMMA HEWSON
Emma Louise Hewson is a Toronto-based singer/pianist/songwriter, who has made herself known as a versatile session musician, teacher, and original artist.
Emma’s background in music developed from a foundation of 12 years of classical piano, before pursuing a music degree at York University in Toronto in 2008. There, she experimented with jazz and free improvisation.
Outside of formal education, Emma was also honing her unique style of original music, playing intricate, jazzy piano grooves while singing with a heavy R&B influence. Her first EP, EMMA, was released in 2014 (http://emmalouisehewson.bandcamp.com/).
Currently, Emma is a teacher, freelance musician, and is part of several performing projects. These currently include North of Daptone (A 9-piece Sharon Jones tribute act), the Doxy duo (a jazz, pop, and Rnb duo suitable for corporate and private events), and the Backtrack band (a wedding/corporate band led by Marty Zatzman). She’s previously performed in the Julia Tynes band, Shrinehouse (an Amy Winehouse Tribute), Vallens, Ellevator, and more.
Emma also plays solo around town, often at La Rev restaurant in the Junction as part of an ongoing residency, and occasionally performing all original music with a larger band as well.
Join the party, let go and start moving. You will be guided into a state of free dancing as DJ Chew will play you into a blissful state as you dance. Held in a safe space outdoors so you're comfortable to be creative and dance your heart out, letting the movement become your meditation.
aka DJ Chew / @djchewmusic
The beginnings of his music career dates back to the 90s when he played vinyl records at both small and big events in Canada and the USA. His music career developed and gained momentum through participation in numerous events, festivals, and support for famous DJs - Spdeey J, Mark Oliver, Kenny Glasgow and John Aquaviva. He’s played at clubs in Toronto (Government and the Docks), as well as, smaller clubs in GTA. After 15 years of playing abroad, he returned to Poland to serve the best pieces of tech-electronic music - he took his first steps on the Krakow DJ scene behind the console in Hormon, Prozak and Lastriko! In Poland, he had the opportunity to play with Novika and Deas.
DJ Chew has helped in organizing annual music events and festivals. He continues his activity on the market of melody and house scenes in Krakow. For two years he has been a guest appearing at Teatro Cubano, where he is promoting electronic music with a Latin accent.
He is a passionate yoga student and is a creator of musical mixes inspired by the Eastern philosophy. His innovative approach and the freshness of his ideas in combination with original arrangements and elements derived from Tibetan, African folklore or Latin music. Now after 6 years he calls home Toronto; where he lives and continues to dj, explore musical instruments and influence and his work on yoga and meditation music.