Natalie John

About me

San Rafael, United States

I'm a San Francisco Bay Area-based multi instrumental musician, and a versatile component of the local music scene. I play trumpet, piano and am a jazz/pop singer.

Cultural background

  • United States of America

Values

  • Community
  • Compassion
  • Creativity
  • Growth
  • Kindness
  • Learning

Project Music

Tornado y remolino (Twister and swirl)

The song talks about the possibilities that we lose as a result of our own conflicts. It is a dialogue with that inner self that often generates doubt, instability, paralyzes us and does not allow us to relate and move fluidly in our lives.

  • Traditional / Folk
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Singer
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Bass guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Caxixi
  • Percussion
  • Snare drum
  • Trumpet
  • Argentina
  • Netherlands
  • United States of America
Wild Like Fire - Nayi Umang

This song is a paean and a prayer for Mother Earth. The world is facing many challenges and in light of the effects of climate change wreaking havoc on the landscape. It is told through the lens of the California wildfires. It is not the current generation's fault that the powers behind global capitalism have acted in disregard of the wellbeing of our planet, but it is our responsibility to reclaim our power and make lasting changes to save her. Fire can be destructive, but also visually beautiful and a catalyst for new beginnings.

  • Fusion
  • Jazz
  • Vocal
  • World
  • Background vocals
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Piano
  • Synthesizer
  • Bass guitar
  • Percussion
  • Trumpet
  • Germany
  • India
  • Mongolia
  • United States of America
Earth Tell My Eager Hands
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  • Creativity Award
  • Album Track

This song is about one of the most archaic symbiosis between human mankind and the earth. The peasants humble plea to his lands, ready to work with his hands and in his sweat. I started with piano and voice building the structure and atmosphere of the song. Mauro came up with the arrangement, based on electronic grooves, sampling different objects to recreate the sound of working the land. Natalie gave trumpet parts, lightening up the mood of the plea in an almost New Orleans marching band spirit. Msafiri wrote a poem in his language.

  • African
  • Electronic
  • Fusion
  • Jazz-Pop
  • Neo-Soul
  • R&B / Soul
  • Vocal
  • Background vocals
  • Chanting
  • Singer
  • Electric piano
  • Percussion
  • Trumpet
  • Sampler
  • France
  • French Polynesia
  • Germany
  • Italy
  • Tanzania
  • United States of America

No submissions for project Beyond Music Project Volume 1.