Once in a while, an artist is born with an inexplicable connection to a culture far from the artist’s origins. Such is the case with Sandy Cressman. Born in New York City of American parents, but with a Brazilian heart, Cressman began her recording career with the highly acclaimed vocal trio Pastiche, with whom she recorded three CDs, That’s R&Bebop (Pony/Canyon/Nova) Remember That (BluePrint), and Pastiche(Summit).
Sandy’s connection with Brazilian music was first sparked when she first heard the music of Ivan Lins while in college as a vocal jazz major San Jose State University. Sandy began exploring other Brazilian jazz musicians and began to study Portuguese.
A singer's singer who has graced the work of artists like Ray Obiedo, Pete Escovedo, and Rebeca Mauleon, Sandy has carved a name for herself...'Homenagem Brasileira' is a cool shower of interpretive works that showcases the warmly superb and crystalline voice of this emerging diva. - Latin Beat Magazine
Cressman's solos stormed across the entire tradition of trombone techniques.....
Standout performers included trombonist Jeff Cressman, who took a few monster solos
-Los Angeles Times
“A future star! Natalie Cressman’s got a great sound and some knockout credentials for her age.” - tromboneforum.com