News & Events

May 4,  2016

WNIU Radio Encore Broadcast of RSO With Emily

WNIU Radio Encore broadcast of RSO performance with Emily Bear. Monday, May 9th at 7pm. Listen on Classical WNIU 90.5 Dekalb 105.7 NPR Radio

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February 14,  2016

Emily and The RSO

Saturday, April 30, 2016 - Emily will be performing the Grieg Piano Concerto and "Les Voyages", one of her original compositions with The Rockford Symphony Orchestra at the Coronado Performing Arts Center.

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January 28,  2016

Emily to kick off Street Pianos Event - Mesa, Arizona

Saturday, February 27 - 2 pm - Emily will kick off the Play Me, I'm Yours Street Pianos Mesa event, performing an original piece with the 24 pianos that have been hand-painted by local artists to be placed around Mesa for all to enjoy and play! FREE Public Launch Event with all 24 pianos together for one day only at Shadow Walk, Mesa Arts Center.

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January 28,  2016

Premiering an Original Piece - Mesa, Arizona

Friday, February 26, 2016 - Emily will be premiering an original piece she composed and arranged to be performed by 25 pianos at once! - Emily will be performing with this 'piano orchestra' plus a solo concert at the Mesa Arts Center Annual Gala.

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December 12,  2015

Emily Bear Trio to Perform at The Gilmore Keyboard Festival

The Emily Bear Trio will perform two concerts at The Gilmore International Keyboard Festival. Wednesday, May 11,12:00 PM - W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek and Thursday, May 12, 12:00 PM - Civic Auditorium, Kalamazoo.

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December 12,  2015

Emily will perform at Bravo Niagra

Bravo Niagara! presents the 3rd Annual "Spring into Music at Stratus" featuring the Ontario debut of Emily Bear. The Stratus Vineyards Press Alley will be transformed into an intimate, industrial chic concert hall with a 9-ft Steinway taking centre stage. May 7, 2016 at 5pm

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September 16,  2015

Emily Bear Trio to Perform in Connecticut

Emily Bear and her Trio are returning to perform at George Flynn Concert Series, Sunday, October 18, Clinton, CT at 4:00pm.

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September 15,  2015

Emily Bear Trio to Perform at Joes Pub, New York

Emily Bear Trio wil be performing at Joe's Pub for the 1st time! - 7:30 pm, Saturday, October 16, 2015 in New York City.

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September 14,  2015

Emily will be a part of Chicago Ideas Week

Emily is excited to be a part of Chicago Ideas Week, Thursday evening, October 15th at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. Emily will be part of the event - Genius - A Peek Inside the World’s Most Brilliant Minds. What’s the mark of a true genius? CIW features the scientists, writers, athletes and business leaders whose ideas are so groundbreaking, so inventive and so awe-inspiring, it can only be the work of a genius. This Talk will be livestreamed by ABC7 Chicago.

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September 12,  2015

Emily Performed at Stars and Stripes A Salute to Our Veterans

Emily is honored to be premiering a new orchestral piece she composed as a tribute to War Veterans to be performed with the Rockford Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, October 10th at the BMO Harris Bank Center featuring General Colin L. Powell.

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August 4,  2015

Emily Bear Trio to perform at Vibrato Jazz Club

Emily Bear Trio to perform at Vibrato Jazz Club, Thursday, October 1, 2015. Los Angeles, CA.

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August 3,  2015

Emily Bear Trio to Perform in Arizona

Emily Bear Trio performing at MIM Music Theater, located in the Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix, AZ, Saturday, October 3, 2015.

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August 2,  2015

Emily will perform a solo concert in Oakland

Emily will perform a solo concert at Yoshi's Jazz Club, Oakland, CA - Monday, September 28 - Solo Concert.

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August 2,  2015

Emily Bear Trio to perform at Icicle Creek Center for the Arts

Emily Bear Trio to perform at Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, Leavenworth, WA - Saturday, September 26, 2015.

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August 1,  2015

Emily Received 2015 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award

Emily was honored to receive the 2015 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award for her original composition, "Les Voyages"

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March 9,  2015

Emily performed 3 concerts in Stuttgart, Germany

Emily performed 3 concerts in Stuttgart, Germany at JazzOpen Stuttgart and is featured as part of a 3 hour concert special - Live from Schlossplatz

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March 3,  2015

Emily Bear Trio to Perform in Minnesota

Emily Bear Trio will perform at the Dakota Jazz Club Minneapolis, Minnesota. Sunday, Apr 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm.

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January 27,  2015

Emily Bear Trio to Perform in Iowa

Emily Bear Trio will perform at the Gallagher Bludorn Perfoming Arts Center at the University on Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Saturday, April 18th at 3pm.

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December 11,  2014

New Holiday Sheet Music!

Glorious White Christmas Sheet Music is now available! Just in time for Chirstmas! A brand new arrangement by Emily, inspired by two holiday classics, Angels We Have Heard On High by J.S. Bach and White Christmas by Irving Berlin. USA orders placed by December 19th should arrive before Christmas


December 10,  2014

Iridium Jazz Club NYC - 2 Concerts!

The Emily Bear Jazz Trio performs 2 concerts at the legendary Iridium Jazz Club in New York City, Friday, January 16 at 7:00pm and 9:00pm.

Tickets Available

October 20,  2014

Winnipeg Welcomes Emily

On November 29, 2014 at 7:30 PM, The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra will welcome Emily to the Centennial Concert Hall in Winnipeg, MB. Witness a night of music that will include performances of Rhapsody in Blue, Emilys score for the movie short "Reunited", and several other original compositions.

Tickets and Info available here

October 20,  2014

Two Arizona Concerts!

Emily is happy to announce two concerts in Arizona. The first show, with Special Guest Zuill Bailey, will be in Mesa, Arizona on October 30, at Mesa Arts Center, followed by a Jazz Trio performance in Sedona, Arizona at Chamber Music Sedona, November 1, with Zuill Bailey, (cello), Peter Slavov (Bass)

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For tickets and info in Sedona, click here

October 11,  2014

Emily Performing Rhapsody In Blue with New Haven Symphony

October 16th and 19th, 2014, The NHSO presents American Rhapsody. Emily will be performing Rhapsody in Blue and original orchestral compositions with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra at the Shubert Theatre in New Haven, Connecticut.

Tickets Available

October 11,  2014

Emily performed at the ASCAP Centennial Awards

Emliy was honored to perfom on November 17th, 2014, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York at a gala party celebrating ASCAP’s historic 100th anniversary. ASCAP members Joan Baez, Garth Brooks, Billy Joel, Stephen Sondheim and Stevie Wonder were honored with Centennial Awards. The event featured the Centennial Award recipients as well as special guest artists including Sting, Tricia Yearwood, Bernadette Peters, and India.Arie, who performed in tribute to the honorees.

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October 10,  2014

Emily to perform at Regattabar in Boston

October 17, 2014 - Emily will perform a solo show at the Regattabar in Boston.

Tickets Available

March 27,  2014

Emily featured on the Queen Latifah Show with Quincy Jones singing for the 1st time

Emily stopped by the show to do a jazzy performance of “The Girl from Ipanema” as Queen Latifah and Quincy Jones looked on in amazement. Take a look!

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February 11,  2014

Emily to perform at Dizzys and Blue Note Jazz Club in NYC

Three new concert dates to announce! Emily will be featured with Combo Nuvo at Dizzys Club Coca Cola, March 3, 2014. She will also appear with the NYU Jazz Orchestra at Blue Note Jazz Club, May 5, 2014, premiering original jazz compositions by Emily arranged for Big Band for the first time. On March 5th she will perform with her jazz trio at Brookfield Place in a concert being recorded for NPR Radio honoring Marian McPartland.

Dizzys Club Coca Cola at Lincoln Center

Blue Note Jazz Club

January 14,  2014

Broad Stage Show Almost Sold Out! 2nd Show Added - Tickets Going Fast!!

The Broad Stage Show on February 22, 2014 has almost sold out so they have added a 2nd show at 9:30 pm the same night - tickets are going fast!

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January 14,  2014

WGN News Documentary Passes 29 Million Views!

In May of 2008, WGN News Chicago produced a documentary piece called The Next Mozart? 6-Year Old Piano Prodigy Wows All. Since that date, the video has racked up over 29.1 million views!

Watch on YouTube!

October 18,  2013

35th Anniversary Gala for Camp One Step At a Time

Emily will be featured at the 35th Anniversary Gala for Camp One Step At a Time - a summer camp for kids with cancer. November 7th at the Chicago Cultural Center.

Camp Website

Gala Information

October 1,  2013

Diversity is Number 1 on iTunes Jazz Chart!

We are happy to announce that Emilys latest release Diversity has made it to the Number 1 position on the iTunes Jazz Charts. A great big Thank You to all the fans that made it possible.

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October 1,  2013

Appearance on NPR Morning Edition

Emily was interviewed on NPR Morning Edition.

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August 27,  2013

Emily was chosen by ASCAP to be featured for her film scoring

Just posted on the ASCAP website - Emily was chosen to be featured for her film scoring music from the ASCAP/NYU Steinhardt FIlm Scoring Workshop in NYC.

Visit the ASCAP Website to see her profile

See video from the recording session at NYU with the orchestra of the film clip that Emily composed and orchestrated. The clip is from the science fiction movie - Serenity. Conducted by Mark Snow.

August 6,  2013

Emily appeared on Windy City LIVE!

Chicago morning TV show Windy City LIVE! welcomes Emily on Wednesday, August 6, 2013.

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July 11,  2013

WGN Special - Emily Bear - Girl With A Gift

The full video of the WGN Story Girl With A Gift is now available to view online.

Girl With A Gift - Full Video

July 2,  2013

Diversity is Number 3 on the Billboard Traditional Jazz Chart!

Listen and download Diversity by clicking the links below.

Available on iTunes.

Available on Amazon.

July 1,  2013

WGN News is airing a half hour special on Emily - Friday, July 5th at 9:30 pm (CST) titled, A Girl With A Gift

This special has been produced by the same team that did the story on Emily when she was 6 years old that has over 24 million views in YouTube.

Teaser Spot for Girl with a Gift

Original WGN Story From 2008

May 16,  2013

Emily to perform at Blue Note Tokyo

Emily will be performing at Blue Note Tokyo as part of Quincy Jones - The 80th Celebration Live Gala Party on July 28, 2013.

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April 19,  2013

Montreux Jazz Festival 2013

Emily will be performing in a special concert honoring Quincy Jones and Claude Nobs on July 21.

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April 5,  2013

New CD Release Concert announced for CHICAGO!

Emily and her trio with special guest Zuill Bailey will be performing at Old Town School Concert Hall, Friday, May 10th - 9 pm.

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March 25,  2013

Emily to perform at Power of Love fundraiser

The two close friends, Quincy Jones and Michael Caine, who share a March 14 birthday, will be honored at the April 13 Power of Love fundraiser in Las Vegas.

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March 24,  2013

Diversity CD launch concert in Los Angeles, CA

Emily\'s CD launch concert in Los Angeles, CA for her new CD, Diversity, produced by Quincy Jones for Concord Music has been announced - hope to see you there!

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March 14,  2013

Diversity CD launch concert in New York City

The first CD Release concert to be announced will be in NYC at Le Poisson Rouge on May 15th.

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March 9,  2013

Upcoming Concert with the Rockford Symphony Orchestra!

Emily is excited to be performing on March 9, 2013 with the Rockford Symphony Orchestra. Salute to the Big Bands: featuring a guest performance by Emily Bear. The concert will feature music of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Lawrence Welk and more.

For Tickets and information, visit RSO website

March 1,  2013

Emily will be featured on the Katie Couric Show on Friday, March 1, 2013


February 6,  2013

Emily was invited to perform at GRAMMY Week event

The Event is titled, "An Evening Of Jazz", honoring 27-time GRAMMY-winning producer Quincy Jones and 18-time GRAMMY-winning producer/engineer Al Schmitt for their commitment to excellence and ongoing support for the art and craft of recorded music.

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February 6,  2013

Rockford, IL - CD release concert

A benefit concert for the Rockford Public Schools music program at 8 p.m. May 11 at the Coronado Performing Arts Center. The district hopes to raise money to buy musical instruments for middle school students who might not be able to afford an instrument on their own.

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January 15,  2013

The concert in Santa Fe was magical!

Emily debuted 8 original works for orchestra. Click link to see video from the performance.

Santa Fe video link

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October 17,  2012

Emily is excited to be performing at the Inner City Arts Gala on October 17th, 2012 in Los Angeles

Inner-City Arts mission is to use arts education to positively affect the lives of inner-city children.

For information, visit the event website


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