Wednesday, July 12, 2017  12:15pm
KNKX 88.5fm
Studio Session
Seattle, WA

Monday, July 17, 2017  5:30-8:30pm
Interbay Golf Center
Summer Jazz BBQ ’17
2501 15th Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119

Friday, July 21, 2017  6:30-9:30pm
Private Event
Seattle, WA


Saturday, August 4, 2017  
Private Event

Saturday, August 11, 2017  
Private Event


Saturday, September 23, 2017  time TBD
location – TBD
Burien, WA

Saturday, September 30, 2017  7:00-11:00pm
Private Event
Ballard, WA



About Ambience

Ambience is a Seattle based Jazz group dedicated to the sophistication and beauty of the Golden Era of Jazz, as well as Brazilian and other Latin genres. The band features Leah Natale, 2013 winner of the Seattle/Kobe Female Jazz Vocalist competition. To create their popular sound, Ambience blends the deep rich sound of the acoustic bass, the warm and engaging lines of the jazz guitar, and the sound of woodwinds with the smooth and sultry vocals of Leah Natale.

Leah Natale

“Ambience’s defining element is Leah Natale’s singing. Her voice is pure, clear and she holds each of the melody’s words for their full note value that creates a long, full, line that she finishes off with a touch of vibrato. Natale’s delivery is playful, hip, sexy, at times coy, and she seems to sing directly to the individual listener rather than to an audience.” Earshot Jazz

“Leah Natale has been quietly gaining a much deserved reputation around town with her sultry voice and slick vocal styling reminiscent of early Rosemary Clooney.” Earshot Jazz

“En la actualidad surgen muchas cantantes de jazz con diferentes formas y propuestas. Pero muy pocas rescatan aquellas joyas de las decadas de los años 30 y 40, pocas cantan con naturalidad, sin impostar la voz, casi susurrando, creando un clima de gran intimidad. Leah Natale reune todas estas condiciones y marca la diferencia. Bienvenida al mundo de la buena musica.” – Jose Luis Ajzenmesser, Radio Palermo 94.7, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Translation: Nowadays a lot of jazz singers appear, each with their own style. However, very few can recapture the treasures of the 30’s and 40’s, very few sing naturally, without forcing their voice, almost whispering, creating a very intimate feeling. Leah Natale brings together all these things and you’ll notice the difference. Welcome to the world of beautiful music. “Leah takes the term crooner as more of a metaphysical state than a style, standing aside and surrendering herself to the song, bringing the song and her voice to a place where neither could be without the other. She takes elements of style from the greats of the past to create a style unique to herself. ….With songs like her swinging version of ‘Them There Eyes,’ and a velvety rendition of ‘Don’t Blame Me,’ the arrangements on her new album ‘My Someday’ bring a fresh interpretation of jazz and big band classics in the style of the period.” – CDunion, 2011

Ambience Jazz Ensemble

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Booking Information

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Ambience provides a professional and dynamic musical experience for your event to create the ideal atmosphere for your guests. Ambience can serve a large or small room with very little space requirements for the band. Whether your event is casual or formal the band partners with you to meet your needs and to ensure that the musical selection, volume levels, etc. create that perfect mood.

Agua de Beber      /     Antonio Carlos Jobim
All My Life     /      Sammy Slept / Sidney Mitchell
All Of Me     /      Seymour Simmons / Gerald Marks
All Or Nothing At All     /     Lawrence / Altman
At Last     /     Harry Warren
Autumn Leaves     /      Johnny Mercer
Beautiful Love     /      Victor Young
Day Dream     /     Duke Ellington / Bily Strayhorn
Deep Purple     /      Mitchell Parish / Peter DeRose
Don’t Blame Me     /      Dorothy Fields / Jimmy McHugh
East of The Sun     /      Brooks Bowman
How Deep Is The Ocean     /      Irving Berlin
I Remember You     /     V. Shertzinger / Johnny Mercer
I Thought About You     /      Jimmy Van Heusen
I Wished On The Moon     /     R. Rainger / D. Parker
I’m Beginning To See The Light     /     Ellington / Hodges
I’m Confessin’     /     Daugherty / Neiberg / Reynolds
It Could Happen To You     /     Burke / Van Husen
Moonlight In Vermont     /     Blackburn / Suessdorf
My Foolish Heart     /     Washington / Young
My Funny Valentine     /     Rogers / Hart
My Romance     /     Rogers / Hart
On A Slow Boat To China     /     Frank Loesser
Our Love Is Here To Stay     /     George Gershwin
Out of Nowhere     /     Green / Heyman
Quando Quando Quando     /     Arthur Testa / Tony Renis
Someone To Watch Over Me     /    G. & I. Gershwin
Tenderly     /     Walter Gross / Jack Lawrence
That Old Feeling     /     Lew Brown / Sammy Fain
That’s All     /     Alan Brandt / Bob Haymes
The Nearness of You     /    N. Washington / H. Carmichael
Them There Eyes     /     Pinkard / Tracy / Tauber
The Way You Look Tonight     /     J. Kern / D. Fields
They Can’t Take That Away From Me    /     G. Gershwin
Time After Time     /     Sammy Cahn / Jule Styne
When You Wish Upon A Star     /     Harline / Washington
“Ambience was a great addition to our event.  Their professionalism and attention to important details really impressed the planning team.  Their sound, appearance and song selection really jazzed up our event.  Ambience definitely exceeded expectations”  2014 Boeing Regional Symposium Planning Team


Hi George, Just a quick note to say a huge “thank you” to you and the band for such a great atmosphere and class that you produced with your wonderful talents at the wedding on NYE.  You all sounded so great, individually and blended together. I loved the fact that so many people were dancing and that the music and even the sound level was perfectly matched to the atmosphere that we wanted.   You are a truly professional and accomplished group of players and we were thrilled to have you there.  I only wish we had given the speeches “the hook” sooner so we could have enjoyed more of your very classy music-making! If anyone ever needs a reference on how great you are for future shows – please put them on to us, and if you have a mailing list for current gigs, please do add us in, as I would love to come and hear you guys again.  Thanks again, Neil


I just wanted to thank you and the band for coming out and performing at my wedding   on 8/9.   I loved your performance and everyone was so very impressed with you =)  I hope there will be another chance in the future to work together again!!


We definitely enjoyed the music.  The time just went by too quickly.  It was a wonderful way to celebrate my 63rd birthday.  Thank you.


My wife and I celebrated our 47th anniversary at the Palisades last night (down from Vancouver, B.C.).  I was incredibly impressed with your voice and styling – what a   treat.  It made the evening even more special.


Your music is wonderful! We saw you there at Palisade for New Year’s Day brunch. At  first I thought it was piped in music until we went through the buffet and I realized it was live. Wow, so incredible.


Thank you for the fabulous performance at M & N’s celebration.  You  played beautifully creating the perfect atmosphere for the day.    It was a pleasure working with you for the first time and we look  forward to more opportunities in the future.    True Colors events


Performing at Local Color this Saturday (April 18) is Leah Natale, who has been quietly gaining a much deserved reputation around town with her sultry voice and slick vocal styling reminiscent of early Rosemary Clooney. Her Ambience ensemble features a particularly solid group of musicians, led by the impeccable artistry of guitarist George Stone. This is a great opportunity to support this fabulous new venue and this intriguing local group at the same time.      EARSHOT


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