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Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini Duo
Brazil to the Bay

Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini Duo

MAR 28-31 | CONNECTIONS

Mar 28, 2024
Joe Henderson Lab
ThuMar 28
7:00 PM

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ThuMar 28
8:30 PM

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A sublimely talented young trombonist and vocalist versed in jazz, Brazilian music and the Afro-Cuban tradition, Bay Area-born Natalie Cressman returns in duo with Brazilian guitarist and singer Ian Faquini with music from their forthcoming new album, their 2022 highly-acclaimed release Auburn Whisper, and other favorites.

Cressman’s musical pedigree is impeccable, growing up as the daughter of vocalist Sandy Cressman and Santana trombonist Jeff Cressman, gaining much-deserved notoriety as a member of Phish leader Trey Anastasio’s ongoing solo project, and working with Nicholas Payton and Wycliffe Gordon.

A virtuosic instrumentalist and gifted singer who now calls New York home, she’s a former member of the SFJAZZ High School All-Stars who has made good on her prodigious beginnings, working with a diverse range of artists including salsa icon Pete Escovedo’s Latin Jazz Orchestra, world music giant Jai Uttal and the Pagan Love Orchestra, and iconoclastic multi-instrumentalist Peter Apfelbaum.

Their new release for Snarky Puppy mastermind Michael League’s GroundUP Music label, Auburn Whisper, is a diverse 13-track session of intimate original compositions featuring finely meshed vocal harmonies and soaring instrumental passages. Of the album, JazzTimes reviewer Dan Bilawsky mused, “Whether exploring folkloric angles, finding their way through a world turned upside down, building on shared experiences, or looking to points beyond, Cressman and Faquini stay in step throughout this bewitching 13-track program.”

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The trombonist and vocalist returns with Brazilian guitarist Faquini, performing from their new album, Auburn Whisper.

Her lyricism transfers effortlessly from her voice to her trombone soloing.

DownBeat on Natalie Cressman

Her lyricism transfers effortlessly from her voice to her trombone soloing.

DownBeat on Natalie Cressman

Personnel

Natalie Cressman trombone, vocals
Ian Faquini guitar, vocals

As singers, songwriters, instrumentalists, and sonic sculptors, these two always come up aces together

jazztimes

Personnel

Natalie Cressman trombone, vocals
Ian Faquini guitar, vocals

As singers, songwriters, instrumentalists, and sonic sculptors, these two always come up aces together

jazztimes

Watch & Listen

Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini

Afoxé pra Oxem

Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini

Auburn Whisper

Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini

Afoxé pra Oxem

Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini

Auburn Whisper

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