Singer and songwriter, Natascha Roth enjoys a varied career of performance, composition and education.
As a teenager, Natascha studied Musical Theatre at the Max Reinhardt Seminar in Vienna and attained a Master’s degree in Jazz Voice from the University of Graz, Austria. Her teachers and musical role models include Mark Murphy, Andy Bey, Jay Clayton and Sheila Jordan, and she currently divides her time between Berlin, New York and Cape Town. Besides following her own career as a performer, Natascha has lectured in Jazz Voice at the University of Cape Town, the Lemmens Instituut Leuven and the Royal Conservatory of Antwerp. Recently, Natascha played in the USA alongside jazz singer Jeanie Bryson – daughter of the late Dizzy Gillespie. In South Africa, Natascha was featured at the Melodi International Jazz Festival 2007, sharing the stage with legendary Zulu vocal trio Mahotella Queens, multiple SAMA award-winner Simphiwe Dana, Lira and saxophone giant Pharoah Sanders.
Natascha’s new release is called ‘Way Out South’ – a journey into a world of sounds, space and hypnotic rhythms; a world of extremes where light and dark meet and where music reconnects the spirit.