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Emmett Hatlelid is a jazz vocalist and songwriter influenced by crooners such as Al Bowlly, Frank Sinatra, Bing Crosby, and Fred Astaire. He has a rich and warm timbre more akin to traditional jazz than the modern jazz singing styles. He recently completed his undergraduate degree under the guidance of Eric Severinson, Paula Kremer, and Kate Hammet-Vaughan, and is currently taking lessons privately with Brad Shigeta, a former member of the Mercer Ellington band and student of Hal Schaefer. Emmett has a love for history, taking pleasure in past pop-culture such as the musicals of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers and the poetry of Emily Dickinson.
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