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Natalie Inga with Mark DeJong

04 Oct Posted by in Schedule | Comments
Natalie Inga with Mark DeJong

Natalie Inga is a songwriter and musician based in Calgary, AB. Bold, energetic, and honest, Natalie is a confluence of traits that make for vibrant, dynamic, and genuine music, and an intimate, charming live show. Raised on Canada’s greatest folk music, Natalie brings a modern perspective to the tradition of writing for change. Because of her sweet voice, stacked harmonies, rich guitar parts, and bold messages, her most recognized influence is Joni Mitchell. Natalie’s fascination with the saxophone has brought Soul, R&B, and Funk influences to her newest creations. Natalie’s 2021 EP “War” was nominated for a YYC Music Award for Folk Recording of the Year. She is excited for the upcoming release of some new music in early 2024.

Mark DeJong is a saxophonist and bandleader and currently teaches at the Mount Royal University ConservatoryActive as a performer and clinician throughout North America, Mark has numerous recording credits and appearances at festivals across the country. He is the leader of Redline Trio, and was recently featured as a soloist with Sarah Slean and the Vancouver Symphony/Calgary Philharmonic, Laila Biali, the Saskatoon Jazz Orchestra, Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra, the Saskatoon Symphony, as well as the Shuffle Demons in Panama and Cuba. He appeared as a feature artist at the World Expo in Shanghai China, as well as the Blue Note in New York. Over the course of his career he has shared the stage with such luminaries as Ray Charles, Lenny Pickett, Kenny Wheeler, Brad Turner, Caity Gyorgy, Campbell Ryga, Ian Tyson, Wayne Newton, Rob McConnell, Moe Koffman, Ralph Bowen, Sean Jones, Hugh Fraser, Tommy Banks, PJ Perry and many others.

A new and exciting musical collaboration featuring singer/songwriter Natalie Inga and instrumentalist Mark DeJong!

Natalie Inga is the confluence of opposing traits; humour & wit, tenderness & bold audacity, featuring songs that journey from celebratory to poignant to call-to-action.

Joined by the seasoned instrumentalist Mark DeJong, Natalie brings a modern perspective to the tradition of writing for change. You will be drawn to her sweet voice, rich guitar parts and bold messages, accentuated by the cajoling accompaniment of saxophone and clarinet.