Nat Bartsch Trio (Australia)

May 2011 - Performing in Australia
November 2010 - Performing in Germany, Switzerland, Belgium

Nat Bartsch Trio

Nat Bartsch Trio
(photo: Petri Puromies)

Nat Bartsch - piano, Josh Holt - bass, Leigh Fisher - drums -

Young Australian pianist/composer Nat Bartsch is fast gaining a reputation for playing touching music with beauty, soul and clarity. Joined by the young talents of Josh Holt (bass) and Leigh Fisher (drums), their focus lies in creating unique improvised music with melodic and harmonic beauty and vibrant rhythmic motives. Her trio draws influence not only from the modern jazz piano trios of today, but also from indie, ambient and minimalist music, such as Sigur Ros, Elbow and Radiohead. The trio showcases Nat's original compositions, and the trio's own arrangements of contemporary popular Australian music. They have performed extensively around the Melbourne jazz scene and in May 2009 Nat Bartsch made her debut performance in Tokyo and  Fukuoka in Japan, receiving standing ovations. On 30 November the Trio will perform for the first time in Germany at the Kongresshall of the Saarbrucken Jazz Festival. At that time the Nat Bartsch Trio will also release their new CD recorded in December 2009 in Melbourne for ABC Jazztrack.



"Her approach unites lyrical beauty with unsentimental abstraction in a fascinating way." - Tord Gustavsen


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Nat Bartsch Trio

Thu - 26 May: Qld - Brisbane Judith Wright Centre -
Fri - 27 May: Qld - Gold Coast Arts Centre -


Switzerland: Bern - Tues 23 Nov - ONO Jazz Club - Kramgasse 6, Bern
Belgium: Maaseik - Sunday 28 Nov - De Sjruur Jazz Cafe -
Germany: Saarbrücken Jazz Festival - Tues 30 Nov - Jazz-Syndikat Saarbrücken Festival of contemporary Jazz -