Meet the Band

Natalie - Vocals

HeadshotNatalie was exposed to jazz from a young age through her mother’s music collection which featured Ella Fitzgerald, Peggy Lee & Nina Simone.

Natalie’s has a smooth silky voice that is full of warmth. She perfected her jazz technique with various singing teachers and obtained a deep understanding of jazz through her study of music at UNSW.  Her finely tuned sound coupled with her band’s musical expertise creates a sophisticated and elegant vibe. 

Mirek - Keys

Mirek Black Piano cropMirek started his studies as a classical pianist and then broadened his repertoire by mastering jazz.  He also studied percussion, where he was influenced by the Latin sounds of Cuba.  Mirek completed a Masters Degree in Music Performance and Teaching at the University of Poznan and has taught at the Wollongong Conservatorium of Music and McDonald College in Sydney. He has worked extensively throughout Europe and Australia as a soloist, piano accompanist, musical director and with bands.  He has worked with many great artists such as the Nelson Brothers, The Temptations, Charo, Kenny James and the Australian International Ballet Academny.

Nicholas - Double Bass

nick powning bass

Nicholas Powning is a double bass and electric bass player who holds a Bachelor of Music in Contemporary Performance from the Australian Institute of Music and a Graduate Diploma of Education. Nick is fluent in many styles of music but has always been passionate about Jazz.  He has studied with leading Sydney Jazz and Sydney Symphony Orchestra bassists.  Nicholas works as a session musician and performs with numerous Sydney bands including Booty Call, Small Talk Big Band and Pyrothian.

Mitch - Drums

Mitch BruzzeseMitch has established himself as a versatile and sought after session musician and educator. Some career highlights include being a full time member of Regicide, Destonia, Rough stock, The Art of Grace and Marty & the Banks, working for solo artists Joel Leffler, Helen Perris and Todd Burns, and touring with Australian pop singer Cassie Davis.

Mitch has studied with a number of well known drummers and most recently completed the four-week intensive program at the Collective School of Music in New York City.

Joel SenaJoel - Sax

Joel is an accomplished jazz, blues and funk musician.  Since his late teens he has been busy performing live, working as an arranger and session musician.  Joel has worked alongside many of Sydney's finest musicians such as Brian Cadd, Cliver Harrison, Tim Shaw and Paul Thorne.  He is currently involved in several projects including small jazz groups, funk bands and big bands.  Joel has a Bachelor of Music from the Australian Institute of Music and a Bachelor of Arts from Macquarie University.