Singer and songwriter, Natalie de Jager, has a passion for music and a zest for life. Combining her love of popular music and jazz improvisation, Natalie draws inspiration from artists such as Esperanza Spalding, Joni Mitchell and Alicia Keys to produce her own fusion of jazz, pop, soul and rnb.
While studying music at university (QUT and Queensland Conservatorium), Natalie found a passion in songwriting. This was a place she could really express her musicality, cross genres and tap into her natural story telling ability. In 2014, Natalie joined I Heart Songwriting Club, and this is when her songwriting really developed and progressed.
Since then, Natalie performed her original music at venues and festivals across Australia and beyond including Metropolitan Club (NYC), Brisbane Festival, Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane Jazz Club, Anywhere Theatre Festival, Museum of Brisbane and many more. Her music can be heard on community radio across Australia, and she has performed live on several radio stations, including ABC Radio.
Natalie seeks to inspire and encourage her audience through her music and her upcoming release is just that. Keep a watch for her new track, Good Day, to be released mid 2019.
“This girl can really sing!” - Jim Caruso, Birdland.
“Natalie wows audiences with her classy jazz act.” – Jumpers & Jazz Festival organiser, Tracey Vellacot.
“I love all the different colours she makes throughout the range of her voice.” – New York Jazz Educator , Eli Yamin.