Emma Garau is a drummer and composer

based in Minneapolis, MN. She graduated with a BFA in jazz and contemporary music from UNC Asheville in 2022 while independently studying with Dave King of The Bad Plus, and touring extensively with Fortezza- which she co-founded in 2016.

Emma has toured and/or recorded with artists including Powderhorns, Grace Christian X, and Geologist (of Animal Collective).

She currently tours and records with art punk duo, ¿WATCHES?, and as a solo artist.

Emma endorses 651 Drums.

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04.13.24 | Fleetwood’s | Asheville, NC

04.20.24 | Fleetwood’s | Asheville, NC

04.29.24 | The Grey Eagle | Asheville, NC

05.08.24 | Black Mountain College Museum | Asheville, NC

07.04.24 | with Davina and the Vagabonds | Stoughton, WI

Dogwood is an evolving rendition of Emma’s solo project; reimagined a a live, improvised performance.

Built around an exploration of rhythmic and tonal textures on drum set, Dogwood combines elements of soundscape, free jazz, and electronic music into a performance that oscillates between deceptively delicate and unapologetically dissonant.

‘Birds’ Album



‘Shout!’ T-Shirt

‘Birds Don’t

Perch Here’