Unknown no more. People in the Hudson Valley are talking about Natalie & hearing her stunning voice at one of the many local venues where she has been performing.
Singing since childhood, Natalie was surrounded by music from her very beginnings. Her maternal grandparents, who she calls, "the Latin Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers," exposed her to Jazz standards at an early age. Her parents later introduced her to Latin Jazz, playing the likes of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Stan Getz, and Astrud Gilberto on the home stereo.
This musical talent loves the old and the new. "My musical roots grew from a love and appreciation for the classics," she says, "They will forever be a part of me." But the contemporary beckons her. Influenced by the music of artists like Sade, Sting, Bebel Gilberto, Emily King, Adele & Jamiroquai, this multi-genre chanteuse's musical & songwriting pursuits embrace Pop, R&B & Latin inspiration.
Though her influences are many, her singular vocal talent is hard to miss. She can purr at the microphone, but there's an underlying vocal power there. Praised by the Poughkeepsie Journal as,"an act you don't want to miss," Natalie has opened for artists such as Mose Allison, Frank Vignola [Madonna, Ringo Starr, Wynton Marsalis] & Stephane Wrembel [Woody Allen's Vicky Christina Barcelona & Midnight in Paris]. With every performance Natalie evolves into a more muscular and nuanced singer. A young artist just beginning to test the limits of her instrument.