Vocalist/Trombonist NATALIE CRESSMAN to Perform in Celebration of Upcoming Release, “Turn The Sea,” Thursday, March 20 at Church of Boston


Vocalist/Trombonist NATALIE CRESSMAN to Perform in Celebration of Upcoming Release, Turn The Sea
Thursday, March 20 at Church of Boston


Natalie Cressman – vocals, trombone
Ivan Rosenberg – trumpet
Samora Pinderhughes – keyboard
Jonathan Stein – bass
Mark Whitfield Jr. – drums
Performance at 8:00PM
Church of Boston
69 Kilmarnock Street
Boston, MA
phone: (617) 236-7600


“Her veteran skills as a trombonist are clear, but what’s even more

impressive is her vocal performance and talents as a lyricist.”

– The Huffington Post


“‘Turn The Sea’ is the sound of an artist discovering her unique voice.

I can’t really compare it to anything, which is the best compliment of all.

It sounds like Natalie.” – Trey Anastasio


Stream Tracks from Turn The Sea


Vocalist/trombonist Natalie Cressman is set to perform at Church of Boston in Boston on Thursday, March 20 at 8:00PM. The performance is in support of her upcoming sophomore release Turn The Sea (available March 11 on Cressman Music). Cressman will be joined by trumpeter Ivan Rosenberg, keyboardist Samora Pinderhughes, bassist Jonathan Stein, and drummer Mark Whitfield Jr

Raised in an eclectic musical household, Cressman has only continued to diversify and expand her musical universe. Still in her early 20s, the trombonist/composer/vocalist has assimilated the full range of her sonic influences into a startlingly mature, strikingly original voice that melds the sophistication of modern jazz with captivating storytelling and intoxicating melodies reminiscent of indie rock’s most distinctive songwriters.


Cressman has spent much of the last three years touring the jam band circuit with Phish’s Trey Anastasio, while also performing with jazz luminaries Nicholas Payton, Wycliffe Gordon, and Peter Apfelbaum. Those varied experiences are reflected on her gorgeous second release, Turn the Sea. Anastasio calls the album “a beacon of light in an increasingly cold and mechanized era of music. Natalie is standing on the precipice of an incredible life in music, and if this album is any indication of where she’s headed, then I’ll be listening every step of the way.”


Following her jazz-oriented debut, Unfolding, with the more song-based Turn the Sea was at least partially a result of her tenure with Anastasio, Cressman says. “Trey always wants to include the audience, but he doesn’t dumb down his music to do it. I find myself between two worlds with the music that I’m writing; it’s not bread and butter jazz but it’s not wholly anything else either.”


The album also features songs by two of Cressman’s inspirations, reconfigured for her ensemble and voice. Norwegian singer-songwriter Hanne Hukkelberg provides “Do Not As I Do,” while “Blindsided” is a song by indie favorite Bon Iver. The latter maintains the ethereal mood conjured by the original. “He gets a lot of mileage out of not too much,” Cressman says of Bon Iver singer-songwriter Justin Vernon. “I’m trying to discover how little I can write and still have it mean as much as possible.”


Natalie Cressman – “New Moon” (Official Music Video)


Natalie Cressman·  Turn The Sea

Cressman Music·  Release Date: March 11, 2014
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