MSAC Individual Artist Award (IAA)2017
Artist StatementI am an award winning singer/songwriter performer
Natalie Jean is a talented award winning singer/songwriter performer. As a young child she used to sing along with her father, Guy R. Jean, a famous Haitian artist, in their home. She started her career by writing poetry. However, music has always been her passion. In April of 2013, Natalie released her first CD entitled, Obsession. In 2014, she released her second album, a self-titled album, “Natalie Jean.” She has performed at the following venues in the MD/DC area, French Embassy, Takoma Station, Ebenezers Coffeehouse, Twins Jazz, Mad Momos, and the Pinch. In 2014, she performed at the Cherry Blossom Festival, The Black Fox Lounge, Bistrot Lepic, Sofitel Hotel, Cafe Zed and Tree House Lounge. She also appeared on WPFW, a Jazz station in Washington DC. She has also begun to write and perform for many different genres besides her own, such as Rap, Country, Dance, and Heavy metal. In 2014, she was nominated in the Best Dance Category in the 2014 Artist in Music Awards, as well as having 5 nominations in The 2014 Indie Music Music Channel Awards for Best Blues Song, Best Blues Artist, Best Jazz Song, Best Best Rap Song, and Best R&B Artist. She was also nominated in the LA Music Awards in the Pop category. She was also made the top 30 in the international Category in the Australian Songwriting Contest. She was also nominated in the Hollywood Music in Media Awards for Best Blues Song and Best Female vocalist. She also received 5 nominations in the International Music and Entertainment Association in the categories of Spiritual, Jazz, Pop, Hip Hop, Christian artist. She has several wings in the Akademia Music Awards for best Jazz(2), Best Blues, Best Heavy metal song, Best Adult Contemporary, Dance, and Best Rap. She was also listed as a Semi-Finalist in the UK Songwriting contest in the categories of Music Video, Love Song, Dance, Singer/Songwriter, and Pop Song. Her album "Obsession," and song Don't Know were nominated in the Indees. In 2014, she was also listed on the Grammy ballot. In 2015, she won for best Jazz Song with Trevor Sewell, a collaboration, she did with one of his songs. She also won Best R&B song for her song “Hands Up and Best Dance/European for her song( which was written by her father, Guy R. Jean), “C’est Toi et Moi.” She also won Best Dance Song for her song “Can You Hear Them” in the Akademia Music Awards, a collaboration with Gurkan Asick, a young producer from TurkeyShe recently won for “Best Jazz Song,” in the Hollywood Songwriting Contest. She is a passionate singer. She won Pop Music Video of The Year in the Josie Show Awards.You can feel every note when she sings. Natalie can also sing in French, Spanish, and Creole. Natalie Jean is mostly influenced by artist such as Lena Horne, Celine Dion, Billie Holiday, and Ella Fitzgerald.