Natalie Cressman and Ian Faquini will bring their critically acclaimed duo project to New York City’s City Vineyard for a Phish pre-party on December 30th ahead of the band’s concert at Madison Square Garden that evening.
Cressman, widely known as a vocalist and trombonist for the Trey Anastasio Band, will take the stage alongside Faquini to play their jazz and impressionism-inspired music starting at 6:45 p.m. sharp. The duo will treat fans to a bevy of songs that interweave vocal harmonies in three different languages, while the warm instrumentation of acoustic guitar and trombone combined with boundless vocal harmonies will produce a sound resembling a much larger ensemble.
The range of influences between the two covers a wide musical spectrum from jazz to jam and traditional to pop, and helps to generate an intimate auditory experience that many types of fans can appreciate. Those fans can also expect to hear songs off their duo’s 2019 album, Setting Rays of Summer, which was released on Cressman’s own label earlier this year and garnered support from critics.
In a statement to Live For Live Music, Cressman shares her elation. “I’m excited to get to share what I’ve been working on lately and we’re thinking of a debuting a special cover song or two to for the occasion,” she says. “I’ve been traveling all fall so it’s going to be great to actually get to do a show in the city where I live for the first time in a while.”
Cressman draws inspiration from her time spent touring with TAB and performances with countless other acts to evoke admiration from her listeners. She has taken the stage with Trey Anastasio Band, The Motet, Soulive, The Nth Power, and more this year alone. Pair that with Faquini’s extensive performance history and there is no telling what surprises might occur.
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