TAB trombonist Natalie Cressman will release a new EP on March 3 dubbed The Traces EP with the first single, “Radio Silence,” due out January 24.
To celebrate the single’s release, Cressman and her band will perform at halftime during the New York Knicks’ January 27 game against the Charlotte Hornets.
On the single Cressman said, “I wrote ‘Radio Silence’ about the trials of being a female instrumentalist in the man’s world that is the music business. I often feel a lot of frustration about being being pre-judged because I am a woman playing trombone. The discrimination shows itself in many ways: either by people under-estimating my abilities, or hiring me just because of my gender and looks, as the ‘token’ girl in the band or part of a miniskirt-clad chick horn section, not because of what I can do musically.”
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