Emma Alabaster is a bassist, vocalist, and composer who grew up in Brooklyn, NY, and works in NYC as a musician and educator. Her primary project is decibelists, an experimental anti-gentrification pop band she co-leads with Leo Ferguson. Emma has worked with the luminary poet Cornelius Eady as Musical Director for his band Rough Magic and in collaboration with many musicians and artists of other disciplines. She is an arts educator in NYC schools, shelters, and community centers, and was Lincoln Center Boro-Linc’s 2017 Artist-in-Residence at Snug Harbor Cultural Center. In her "free time" Emma leads songs and chants at protests with Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ) and cuddles her dog.