Shows: 7:30 & 9:00
Born the eldest of six sisters, Natalie Cadét (pronounced Kŭh-dāy) began her musical journey singing in church at the age of four. In 1990, she and her five sisters formed the young Christian singing group, Cadét Sisters. Performing in churches, concert halls, Christian radio and TV networks around the US, they were best known for their 4 to 5-part tight harmony. As principal songwriter, arranger and pianist for the group, Natalie was unknowingly preparing herself for greater things to come.
Armed with a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy from Oakwood University and a Master’s degree in Contemporary Improvisation from New England Conservatory, Natalie transformed her angelic vocal artistry and songwriting skills into ingenious jazz-pop compositions sprinkled with a little R&B flavor. Although a natural soprano, Natalie’s vocal range spans three octaves. This amazing vocal dexterity is displayed in the 5 to 6-part background vocals she lays down.
Currently, Natalie is completing her debut album entitled “My Journey.” This project takes the listener on an introspective mind travel of emotions ultimately arriving at the final destination of inner peace and acceptance. Her multi-layered vocal arrangements are mind-boggling, to say the least. From shades of Janet Jackson’s “Velvet Rope” on “What is Beauty” to the clever jazz-standard throwback, “Take Five,” featuring flute virtuoso, Katisse Buckingham, this project proves to be unprecedented. The album also includes the fresh orchestral arrangements of Raul Ferrando, collabs with preeminent bass player, Reggie Hamilton, as well as the incomparable vocal bassist, Alvin Chea of Take 6. “My Journey” is slated for release on September 8th, 2015.
Natalie Cadet, piano & vocals
Matt Rhode, 2nd Key
Jerry Watts, bass
Michael Angel, guitar
Joey Heredia, drums