Born and raised outside of Boston, Emma moved to Montreal in 2006 to study literature at McGill University. Whilst there she began performing regularly, releasing two critically acclaimed albums under her own name on the Montreal-based label, The 270 Sessions and performing vocals and brass with art-pop ensembles She's Got a Habit and Malcolm Sailor's Songs.
After coming to New York in August of 2015 to perform in Franky Rousseau and Dominic Mekky's chamber opera April, Emma decided to move to Brooklyn. It's there that she penned the songs on her acclaimed third album, Ocean Av, and the upcoming Come Back. Emma Frank has performed at Festival International de Jazz de Montreal, NXNE, Pop Montreal, the Toronto Jazz Festival, Ottawa Winter Jazz Festival, and performs regularly in New York City.