Natalie Cressman / Paige Chaplin
Raised in an eclectic and musical household, Natalie Cressman has diversified and expanded her musical universe. This trombonist, vocalist, and composer has assimilated the full range of her sonic influences into a mature, original voice that melds the sophistication of modern jazz with captivating storytelling and intoxicating melodies reminiscent of indie rock's most distinctive songwriters. From Carnegie Hall to the House of Blues, from the Apollo to Lincoln Center, her versatility and enthusiasm for new music has propelled her into a richly diverse musical career. Cressman has spent much of the last four 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. Cressman switched coasts in 2009 to study at the Manhattan School of Music, and the following year was enlisted by jam band pioneer Trey Anastasio for his touring band.
On August 10th 2012, Paige Chaplin released her self-produced debut record, He Has Gone, Said Her Heart. This release and the general success of the record propelled her into the music scene in Boston and around Berklee College of Music, where she studied Professional Music and Voice for two years. Still These Bones is a departure from her first record, although the essence remains. Most of the songs have more instrumentation and melodic depth than before.
Watch Cressman's New Moon here: