Los Angeles bred and based songstress, Natalie Hanna Mendoza, is a musical force in the traditional jazz and swing scene of Southern California. She is not only a captivating storyteller, with authentic renditions of the Great American Songbook, but she also is a seasoned session singer, award winning jazz vocalist, and songwriter. Natalie invites her audiences on a journey back in time to the Golden age of music. In live performances, Natalie is the band leader and lead vocalist of her own group Nat and her Tiger Five . She also sings with various jazz combos throughout Los Angeles. She can be found performing tirelessly at venues such as Herb Albert's Vibrato Jazz Grill, Clifton's Cafeteria, Campus Jax, and many more.
Natalie has recorded with many incredible musicians such as grammy award winning artists, Billy Davis Junior and Marilyn Mccoo. She was featured on the song "Fool on the Hill" off of their latest album "Blackbird".
She also has recorded with the well known indie/alternative rock band Lord Huron. Her vocals can be heard throughout their latest album "Long Lost". She sung with the group on the James Corden Late Late show.
Natalie is an esteemed educator as both a private voice instructor and an elementary school teacher, grades K-6. She graduated from the prestigious Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at Cal State University of Long beach and received her bachelors in Jazz Studies. She Studied Jazz under Christine Guter and John Proulx.