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Emile Ryjoch playing with the Mike Stewart Big Band at the Adelaide Music Collective Jazz Hall of Fame Induction Night

Emile André Jaquillard Ryjoch is a freelance, multi award-winning saxophonist and clarinettist from Adelaide, South Australia. Born into a musical family, music has played a part in Emile’s life since he was a baby. Today, Emile is one of Adelaide’s most in-demand side men, frequently performing across Adelaide in various ensembles.


Emile has worked in many high-profile shows with notable artists and ensembles such as the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Michael Feinstein, Kate Ceberano, John Foreman, Eddie Perfect, Ali McGregor and Em Rusciano to name a few. In 2018, Emile performed with the Charlie Rosen Broadway Big Band at Michael Feinstein’s 54/Below where Tina Fey was in attendance. He has also performed on stages such as Rockwood Music Hall (NYC), the main stage of the Superloop ADL500 and The Basement (SYD).

Emile is also a passionate educator, teaching privately and throughout various schools around Adelaide. He has had multiple students be accepted into music programs such as Marryatville High School, Brighton High School and the James Morrison Academy of Music.

In 2016, Emile was awarded the The President’s Award from the Southern Jazz Club and in the same year, was selected as the Top Undergraduate Saxophone Student by the Helpmann Academy. Emile holds a Bachelor of Music in Jazz Performance with first class honours from the Elder Conservatorium of Music.

As a performer[]

Emile has performed with artists such as:

  • Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
  • Adelaide Art Orchestra
  • Adelaide Wind Orchestra
  • Michael Feinstein
  • Kate Ceberano
  • Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band (NYC)
  • George Abud (The Band’s Visit)
  • Ariana DeBose (Summer: The Donna Summer Musical – Tony Award nomination)
  • Ben Fankhauser (Newsies)
  • Lauren Marcus (Be More Chill)
  • Julia Mattison (Godspell),
  • Will Roland (Dear Evan Hansen, Be More Chill)
  • Mike Stewart Big Band - Member
  • John Foreman
  • Eddie Perfect
  • Ali McGregor
  • Em Rusciano
  • Trevor Ashley
  • Emma Pask
  • Sally Cameron (Idea Of North)
  • Sven Ratzke
  • Tom Burlinson
  • Michelle Nicolle
  • Errol Buddle
  • James Muller
  • David Theak
  • Mat Jodrell

Emile has also performed on stages such as:

  • Feinstein's 54/Below (NYC)
  • Rockwood Music Hall (NYC)
  • Clipsal 500 (Opened for Robbie Williams with Neon Tetra)
  • Generations in Jazz (Mount Gambier)
  • The Basement (Sydney)
  • Adelaide Festival Theatre (Adelaide)
  • Her Majesty's Theatre (Adelaide)
  • Extensively throughout Adelaide, South Australia


Emile has worked with many bands in Adelaide including: 5 Sided Cube, Ben Fuller Big Band, Burjon, Christina Guala Saxophone Quartet, Ciara Fergusson Quartet, Cruse Entertainment, Eliza Dickson, Hawksley/Mueller Big Band, Him & Her, Max Grynchuk Big Band, Mike Stewart Big Band, Paul Komninos Orchestra, Regi Asman Group, SAUCE CODE, The Bigfoot Collective, Thomas Voss Big Band, TOP OF THE BOPS, Zachary Treloar Quartet.

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Christina Guala Saxophone Quartet

Ciara Fergusson Quartet

Cruse Entertainment

Hawksley/Mueller Big Band

Him & Her

Max Grynchuk Big Band

Mike Stewart Big Band

Regi Asman Group


The Bigfoot Collective

Thomas Voss Big Band

Zachary Treloar Quartet

Jazz Performance at the Elder Conservatorium

The Fabulettes

Emile Ryjoch Music

Saxophone and Clarinet Lessons