Natalie Dietz — Bio
Thursday, 3rd January 2013 09:31
Jazz vocalist and rising star Natalie Dietz has made an indelible impression on the Australian jazz scene in such a short time, impressing both audiences and critics alike with her trademark warm, sensual tone and varied vocal abilities. She was accepted into the elite jazz vocal program at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music in 2009 where she honed her skills in voice and composition.
Since graduating with a Bachelor of Music (Jazz Voice Performance) in 2012 at age 25, Natalie has toured Australia and New Zealand performing at renowned jazz venues including Sydney’s 505, the Jazzgroove Association, SIMA, Melbourne’s Paris Cat, The Ellington in Perth, Turnaround Jazz Club in Brisbane and New Zealand’s Creative Jazz Club. She has already shared the stage or collaborated with some of Australia's most distinguished jazz musicians including Matt McMahon, Gerard Masters and latin bassist Waldo Fabian.
Her original compositions have been attracting considerable attention among her contemporaries with their complex harmonies combined with strong melodies. Exploring the breadth of modern styles, she is quickly distinguishing herself as an innovative and multi-skilled artist. In 2013 she recorded a debut EP with highly esteemed New York musicians Aaron Parks, Mike Moreno, Joshua Crumbly and Justin Brown to international critical acclaim. Other recent achievements include being the only Australian semi-finalist for the Riga Jazz Stage 2014 international jazz vocal competition and being offered a scholarship to New England Conservatory in Boston. Natalie was the only musician finalist in Australia's 2015 NSW Creative Achievement Awards as an emerging creative talent.
"In the clotted deluge of jazz vocals, Dietz's offering floats to the top by virtue of its light touch and grace"
- All About Jazz (USA) -four stars