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Cincinnati-based jazz singer Emmaline brings her vintage voice to WCPO Lounge Acts

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Posted at 3:34 PM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-28 16:41:07-04

CINCINNATI — Cincinnati-based singer Emmaline might be a young musician, but she's got a vintage voice.

"I grew up listening to jazz," Emmaline said during her WCPO Lounge Acts session. "My dad's a jazz pianist, so I was really heavily influence by jazz, R&B, and classic soul."

Watch Emmaline perform and chat for WCPO Lounge Acts Saturday at 7 p.m.:

Watch Saturday night when Emmaline's Lounge Acts performance premieres.

Some music fans may recognize Emmaline from her Billie-Holiday-style performance of Jessie J's "Domino" with Postmodern Jukebox, a group that puts old spins on new songs.

On her latest single, "Peppermint Kisses," Emmaline said she wanted to "give an interesting spin on a classic love song."

"Peppermint Kisses" is the first single from Emmaline's upcoming EP "Necessity," out Oct. 2.

Because many recording studios are closed due to the pandemic, the entire EP was recorded in Emmaline's basement studio.

"We wanted to do something that was safe but also effective," Emmaline explained. "So we thought recording at home would be the best option."

For her WCPO Lounge Acts session, Emmaline performed "Peppermint Kisses" as well as "All My Sweetest Dreams" from her 2019 EP of the same name.

To hear Emmaline's classic jazz sound and delightful voice, watch Saturday night at 7 p.m. when Emmaline's WCPO Lounge Acts premieres on Facebook and YouTube.