Saturday, February 17, 2018

Please join us for what will surely be a special evening of collaboration between two remarkable young artists. At this performance, Faquini and Cressman will be debuting some original collaborations as well as arrangements from the Great American Songbook and various styles of Brazilian music.



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. Her new EP five-song EP Traces reveals her latest evolution, a sleek and sensuous electronica-laced sound with even a trace or two of dance floor sweat.

"Her trombone is world-class, but her singing voice is another thing entirely, an empathic entity that channels the ages. Cressman’s is a flawless act that can only get better with time and age. Yep, I smell a Grammy — someday."  
— Dave Good, San Diego Reader


Ian Faquini is a Brazilian composer, guitarist, and vocalist who was born in Brasília and has lived in Berkeley, California since the age of eight. He was a member of the renowned Berkeley High School Jazz program, and at the age of 15, Ian met the legendary Brazilian composer Guinga, who became his mentor and inspired him to pursue a career in music, drawing on the rich musical traditions of his Brazilian heritage.

"Faquini is an uncannily masterful composer"
— Paul de Barros, Seattle Times

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