Sat, September 13th

Natalie Cressman with James Casey of Trey Anastasion Band with special guests Jahman Brahman


Doors 7PM
Show 7:30PM
Advance Price $10 / $30 VIP Seating
Door Price $12

Advanced online ticket sales stop at 5pm on day of show
If available, more tickets are available at door

CEG Presents
Trey Anastasio Band horn players Natalie "Chainsaw" Cressman and James "Mugs" Casey to perform together at DROM NYC! 

Natalie Cressman


Natalie Cressman, trombone & vocals
James Casey, tenor sax
Ivan Rosenberg, trumpet 
Ben Lusher, keys
Jonathan Stein, bass
Mark Whitfield Jr., drums

Raised in an eclectic musical household, Natalie Cressman has only continued to diversify and expand her musical universe. Still in her early 20s, the trombonist/composer/vocalist has assimilated the full range of her sonic influences into a startlingly mature, strikingly original voice that melds the sophistication of modern jazz with captivating storytelling and intoxicating melodies reminiscent of indie rock's most distinctive songwriters. 

From Carnegie Hall to the House of Blues, from the Apollo to Lincoln Center, her versatility and enthusiasm for new music has propelled her into a richly diverse musical career. Cressman has spent much of the last four years touring the jam band circuit with Phish's Trey Anastasio, while also performing with jazz luminaries Nicholas PaytonWycliffe Gordon, and Peter Apfelbaum. Those varied experiences are reflected on her gorgeous second release, Turn the SeaAnastasio calls the album "a beacon of light in an increasingly cold and mechanized era of music. Natalie is standing on the precipice of an incredible life in music, and if this album is any indication of where she's headed, then I'll be listening every step of the way." 

Following her jazz-oriented debut, Unfolding, with the more song-based Turn the Sea was at least partially a result of her tenure with Anastasio, Cressman says. "Trey always wants to include the audience, but he doesn't dumb down his music to do it.” Turn the Sea reveals a sound that's utterly uncategorizable but instantly accessible, one that belies but is also a product of Cressman's youth. What her music exposes is an utterly contemporary artist steeped in several traditions, an artist who sees no barriers between the incalculable accomplishments of the past and the urgent demands of the present. Cressman is an artist endorser for King Trombones 

Jahman Brahman

Jahman Brahman is a five-member collaboration originating from Columbus, Ohio in 2003, and currently residing in the mountains of Asheville, NC. The musical intuition of each member overcomes the restrictions of any particular genre as they pioneer the musical trail with a sound completely their own. The name Jahman Brahman emerged from each member’s goal to achieve the ultimate state of musical cohesion; each instrument connected to one another to create a piece of music from the heart of one.  

They’ve described their particular style as “Shred N’ Flow.” A dynamic sound with a wide breath of influence, but a focus on rich, fluid, progressions of energy. Providing the low end, Nate “Brother” Brown brings his own style of funked out and super fresh bass grooves. Layered on top are the full and conscious lyrics of rhythm guitar player Justin Brown. The strength of his voice carries the band’s visual perspective. Drummer Rowdy Keelor gives the sound its steady concrete pulse, providing the heartbeat for Casey Chanatry's riveting guitar-work. Combined, Jahman Brahman leaves the listener with a message of life, love, and the wonders experienced with being part of an extraordinary musical family. Each member holds a unique passion toward many different audio paths, with influences ranging from classic rock to electronica; from punk to jazz. Instead of conforming, they ascend music through the coalescence of their diverse styles, taking risks that unfold into powerful jams and creative compositions.