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Natalie Williams at the Cork Jazz Festival 2012
Photography by John Cronin

Natalie Williams at the Cork Jazz Festival 2012

Natalie Williams is an exceptional singer/songwriter whose style is a unique blend of R&B, vocal jazz and soul. Natalie is a phenomenal talent who has received  critical acclaim from the very start of her career, drawing comparisons to the likes of Jill Scott, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott, but with her own jazz influenced twist.

Natalie has performed in some of the UK’s most famous venues, headlining at The Jazz Café, Café de Paris, The Barbican Centre and she also runs her own monthly event at London’s famous Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club.
Born in the Caribbean, sax legend Jean Toussaint grew up in New York, and studied at Berklee with friends Greg Osby, Branford Marsalis and Jeff Watts. He joined Art Blakey in 1982 and toured and recorded with him for four years alongside Mulgrew Miller, Terence Blanchard, Donald Harrison, and Lonnie Plaxico. An amazing performer.

Jason Rebello is one of the UK’s best pianists, currently part of Sting’s band and has toured and recorded with Jeff Beck since 2006. Rebello has collaborated with Wayne Shorter, Art Blakey, Gary Burton, Branford Marsalis, Sting, Chaka Khan, Des’ree, Mica Paris, Carleen Anderson and Omar.

Double bassist Jeremy Brown is one of the most in-demand players in the UK, while ace drummer Stephen Keogh continues to work and record with the cream of Europe’s jazz stars as well as with American jazz headliners in Barcelona and London.

This all-star group will provide a pulsating and satisfying jazz show for all-comers.

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