NATALIE CLAIRE JAZZ BAND

NATALIE CLAIRE JAZZ BAND

Smooth vocals, keyboard, double bass, drum kit and saxophone. Duo to five piece.

Engadine, Sydney, NSW, Australia

We provide smooth vocals and quality music that seamlessly integrates with your event.  It is the band's professionalism, quality of sound and musical training that makes us so successful.

We can provide mellow jazz creating a low key ambiance for drinks/dining/mingling, dedicated song choices to suit entrances/bridal waltzes, musical accompaniment for video presentations or upbeat jazz standards to get the dance floor moving!

Natalie and her band perform at wedding receptions, restaurants, cocktail parties, lounge entertainment, hotels, corporate functions and festivals such as the Camden Cultural Festival.

Your venue and budget are considered when choosing the instrumental combination to accompany Natalie's vocals:

Duo: Vocals and Keyboard

Trio: Vocals, Keyboard and Upright Bass

Quartet: Vocals, Keyboard, Upright Bass and Percussion

Five Piece: Vocals, Keyboard, Upright Bass, Percussion and Sax

Meet the Band

Natalie Claire - Vocals

Natalie was exposed to jazz from a young age through her mother’s music collection which featured Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee & Nina Simone.

Natalie’s has a smooth silky voice that is full of warmth. She perfected her jazz technique with various singing teachers and obtained a deep understanding of jazz through her study of music at UNSW.  Her finely tuned sound coupled with her band’s musical expertise creates a sophisticated and elegant vibe.

Miroslaw ‘Miro’ Galczynski - Keys

Miro started his studies as a classical pianist and then broadened his repertoire by mastering jazz.  He also studied percussion, where he was influenced by the Latin sounds of Cuba.  Miro completed a Masters Degree in Music Performance and Teaching at the University of Poznan and has taught at the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music and McDonald College in Sydney. He has worked extensively throughout Europe and Australia as a soloist, piano accompanist, musical director and with bands.  He has worked with many great artists such as the Nelson Brothers, The Temptations, Charo, Kenny James and the Australian International Ballet Academny.

Nicholas Powning- Double Bass

Nicholas Powning is a double bass and electric bass player who holds a Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Performance from the Australian Institute of Music and a Graduate Diploma of Education. Nick is fluent in many styles of music but has always been passionate about Jazz.  He has studied with leading Sydney Jazz and Sydney Symphony Orchestra bassists.  Nicholas works as a session musician and performs with numerous Sydney bands including Booty Call, Small Talk Big Band and Pyrothian.

Mitch Bruzzese - Drums

Mitch has established himself as a versatile and sought after session musician and educator. Some career highlights include being a full time member of Regicide, Destonia, Rough stock, The Art of Grace and Marty & the Banks, working for solo artists Joel Leffler, Helen Perris and Todd Burns, and touring with Australian pop singer Cassie Davis.

Mitch has studied with a number of well known drummers and most recently completed the four-week intensive program at the Collective School of Music in New York City.

Joel Sena - Sax

Joel is an accomplished jazz, blues and funk musician.  Since his late teens he has been busy performing live, working as an arranger and session musician.  Joel has worked alongside many of Sydney's finest musicians such as Brian Cadd, Cliver Harrison, Tim Shaw and Paul Thorne.  He is currently involved in several projects including small jazz groups, funk bands and big bands.  Joel has a Bachelor of Music from the Australian Institute of Music and a Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University.

Repertoire List

  • Ain't Misbahavin'
  • All the Things You Are
  • A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
  • As Time Goes By (Frank Sinatra)
  • Besame Mucho
  • Blue Skies
  • Call Me Irresponsible
  • Cry Me a River
  • Don't Get Around Much Anymore
  • Don't Know Why
  • Dream a Little Dream of Me
  • East of the Sun
  • Fallen (Lauren Wood)
  • Fever
  • Fields of Gold (Eva Cassidy)
  • Fly Me to the Moon (Doris Day)
  • Girl from Ipanema (Jobin)
  • Hang on to Your Love (Sade)
  • Here's that Rainy Day
  • PianoHow About You (Frank Sinatra)
  • If I Were a Bell
  • I Get a Kick Out of You
  • I'll Be Seeing You
  • In the Mood (instrumental)
  • In a Sentimental Mood
  • It Don't Mean a Thing
  • It Had To Be You
  • I Left My Heart in San Francisco
  • Isn't It Romantic
  • I've Got You Under My Skin
  • Just a Gigolo
  • La Vie En Rose
  • Look of Love
  • Mac the Knife
  • Mas Que Nada
  • Meditation (Jobin)
  • Misty
  • Moon dance (Van Morrison)
  • More than You Know
  • My Baby Just Cares for Me (Nina Simone)
  • My Foolish Heart
  • No More Blues
  • DrumsNice and Easy
  • Night and Day
  • One Note Samba
  • Papa Loves Mambo
  • Route 66
  • Santa Claus is Comin' to Town
  • Smile
  • Smooth Operator (Sade)
  • Double BassSomethin's Gotta Give
  • Stormy Weather
  • Straighten Up and Fly Right
  • Sway
  • The Sweatest Taboo (Sade)
  • The Very Thought of You
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • They Can't Take That Away From Me (Gershwin)
  • When I Fall in Love
  • When the Sun Comes Out
  • Who Can I Turn To
  • Christmas
  • A Child is Born
  • All I Want for Christmas Is You
  • Blue Christmas
  • Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas Island
  • Christmas Song
  • Feliz Navidad
  • Good Morning Blues
  • Have A Holly Jolly Christmas
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • Here Comes Santa Claus
  • I'll Be Home for Christmas
  • It’s Beginning to Look A lot Like Christmas
  • I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
  • Jingle Bells
  • Let it Snow
  • Merry Christmas Baby
  • Merry Christmas to You
  • Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
  • Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town
  • Silent Night
  • Swingin’ Them Jingle Bells
  • The Christmas Waltz
  • What are You Doing New Year’s Eve
  • White Christmas
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Zat You Santa Claus?

 


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