Natalie Cressman & Ian Faquini
Trombonist and singer/songwriter Natalie Cressman and composer, guitarist, and singer Ian Faquini will kick off their West Coast Spring Tour on March 5th at Resident in support of their latest album Auburn Whisper, a testament to the couple's symbiotic musical partnership but also to their resilience during unprecedented times.
Written and recorded in 2020, Auburn Whisper finds the two artists blending traditional Brazilian rhythms with modern, expansive arrangements —reflecting on people and places they miss while discovering joy within the present moment.
Together they have created a uniquely intimate duo collaboration, drawing from impressionism, jazz, and the great Brazilian songwriting tradition. Their original material features songs in three different languages and encompasses a vast spectrum of musical ground. With the warm instrumentation of acoustic guitar and trombone and two-part vocal harmonies hugging the Brazilian-accented Portuguese, Cressman & Faquini weave their musical voices together to create a fully orchestrated sound befitting a much larger ensemble. Together Cressman and Faquini have played their music across the US in venues ranging from intimate house concerts to performing arts halls and jazz festival stages such as the Monterey Jazz Festival, and have performed internationally in Brazil, Japan, Portugal, Spain, and Italy.
Sunday, March 5, 2023
428 South Hewitt Street
Los Angeles, CA 90013