NATTACIA SATIE European-American Singer
Nattacia trained extensively for several years in jazz singing and improvisation with renowned veteran Bebop jazz pianist Barry Harris in New York City in the early 1990s.
At the same time, she was honing her craft nightly at jam sessions from downtown Greenwich Village to uptown Harlem jazz clubs, standing her ground in the high octane testosterone ruled world of bebop, singing and swinging with up-and-coming and veteran musicians alike.
For the Thelonius Monk contest in 1994, three of these veterans offered to record five Jazz Classics with her. On piano, the late Chris Anderson, from Chicago, played with Charlie Parker in the 40s, mentored Herbie Hancock, accompanied Dinah Washington early on. On bass, the late Lisle Atkinson, from New York, was bassist to Nina Simone and Betty Carter. On drums, Frank Gant, from Detroit, briefly played with Billie Holiday early on.
Westrax Studios, New York City, 1994
Vocals: Nattacia Satie, piano: Chris Anderson, bass: Lisle Atkinson, drums: Frank Gant
Live Performance of 1920s-40s Swing Jazz
Nattacia relocated from New York City to London in 2013, and this was her first live show:
London Debut at The Cellar Door, Aldwych - February 21 2014
Vocals: Nattacia Satie, piano: Sarah Bodalbhai
Camera: Richard Rhodes, Michelle Moore Dress: Craig Lawrence Designer Knitwear Collection
NATTACIA SATIE MUSIC
Nattacia's mysterious style transcends time, culture and space. Her melodies and lyrics in languages contemporary and ancient are fragments of a soul's journey through lifetimes remembered. These songs are about the eternal cry for freedom, peace and unity with all, about beauty and joy of life, about harmony and love. They are to inspire the heart of all beings.
"Wildly inspired as early as a 3-year old in rural Austria, singing and dancing to jazzy American black & white musicals of Golden Hollywood with Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, mesmerized in my teens by Chick Corea's 'Return To Forever' fusion jazz with the delicately intricate Brazilian vocals of Flora Purim and the sublime and otherworldly percussions of her partner Airto Moreira, stirred in all my senses by Carlos Santana's 'Abraxas' magic and his earthen African and Latin beats, I ended up traveling a long musical journey. First, running off to Paris and singing swing jazz in the streets of the Latin Quarter, at the French Riviera in Nice and Cannes, and in Switzerland, saving up every penny and emigrating to New York City. There, living the singing swinging bebop life, then exploring the different cultures of our beautiful world through the rhythms and sounds of their music, all in my beloved New York City!
These songs are a melange of all these world rhythms and sounds, which have ignited passion and joy for life within me as long as I can remember. They came to me in meditation and channeled during the Voice Toning workshops I used to hold in the East Village in Manhattan.
These songs send a passionate message of love and celebration of life to the world, you!" ~ Nattacia Satie
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