San Pedro Square Market Live Music: Join SPSM and San Jose Jazz for a live performance with Natalie Cressman on Friday, November 29th, 2013 @ 7:00pm
Whether playing an original or exploring a jazz classic, trombonist and singer/songwriter Natalie Cressman fully embraces the imperative to render music in her own image. If you listen closely to Unfolding, her debut album with her band Secret Garden, she provides all the clues necessary to uncover the treasure trove of influences and inspirations behind her music: Cuban, Brazilian and West African music, indie rock, funk and the post-bop continuum.
While working with mentor Peter Apfelbaum, she was able to perform with Carlos Santana, Joe Lovano, Sheila E., Miguel Zenon, Ambrose Akinmusire and Eric Harland. She’s gained her widest exposure after touring for two years with Phish’s Trey Anastasio. As an educator, Cressman has taught at the Stanford Jazz Workshop and the Nueva School. She is a recent graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and is touring with her sophomore release, Turn the Sea.