Natalie Cressman

Year Inducted into Residency: 2024

Healdsburg Jazz is pleased to announce Rising Star Artist in Residence Natalie Cressman. She serves an important role in the identity and culture of our organization and represents a high level of artistic excellence and integrity. Healdsburg Jazz selects musicians who represent the values, goals, and artistic excellence of our organization to serve as our Artist in Residence.

Rising Star Artist in Residence Natalie Cressman: Possessing a voice as cool and crystalline as an Alpine stream, Natalie Cressman is a rising singer/songwriter and trombonist who draws inspiration from a vast array of deep and powerful musical currents. “Auburn Whisper”—her latest album with guitarist, composer, and vocalist Ian Faquini—not only serves as a testament to the couple’s symbiotic musical partnership but also to their resilience during unprecedented times. Currently splitting her time between New York City and the Bay Area, Cressman has become an accomplished trombonist and vocalist, performing in Broadway pit orchestras, recording a variety of solo projects, and building a following in the diverse realms of jazz, funk, and jam, including 12 years touring the jam band circuit as a horn player and vocalist with Phish’s Trey Anastasio. Deeply versed in Latin jazz, post-bop, pop, and Brazilian music, she tapped the interlaced traditions on her first two solo albums, 2012’s “Unfolding” and 2014’s “Turn the Sea.”