Fashionflower is a quirky & sentimental Jazz-Pop duo of innovative harpist, Emma Newton, and fiery fiddler, Corwin Zekley. The duet performs electrifying original love songs, imaginative covers, and sultry standards all brought to life with soaring vocal harmonies. Corwin Zekley is a singer, songwriter, and virtuosic violinist who plays and composes in genres ranging from Celtic to Gypsy Jazz to Rock & Roll. Corwin attends the Berklee College of Music in Boston, teaches violin, and performs across the west coast with a variety of bands. Emma Newton is an eclectic harpist, pianist, and singer-songwriter versed in Classical as well as Jazz whose voice is as moving as her Jazz-Pop originals.
Corwin comes from a very musical background, with parents that play a myriad of instruments in numerous genres as well as many influences from professional musicians ranging from Celtic to Jazz. Corwin has been playing violin for the majority of his life and has been singing and writing songs for several years. He attended Idyllwild Arts, and studied composition and songwriting, as well as improvisation with Marshall Hawkins (who played with Miles Davis). He has recently been working as a fiddler with Buck Thrifty and The Crux; as a duo with David Brown performing Gypsy Jazz; and with the Gypsy Swing Club.
Emma has attended the Berklee College of Music and the New England Conservatory. Though she has studied classical music since a young age, she now writes and plays in a myriad of styles, including jazz, pop, rock, and classical. She performs at venues and festivals all over New England, including Sailfest New London, Providence’s AS220, Radio Bean, the Franklin Cultural Festival, with the Metrowest Symphony Orchestra, and with the Harry Potter Soundtrack Orchestra at the Berklee Performance Center. When not performing, she works as a sound engineer and vocal/piano teacher at Encore Recording Studios and Music Academy in Franklin, Massachusetts.