Arranger, composer, producer and performing artist Natasha Joseph has been an ambassador for the Steelpan representing Trinidad and Tobago in countries such as USA, London and Japan, and at the Tobago Jazz, Barbados Jazz, St Lucia Jazz and Grenada Jazz festivals.
After placing second in the Pan Ramajay soloist skills competition in 1993, Natasha went on to join the Panazz Players and toured extensively with the group. Panazz won the Sunshine award in 1997 for Best Recording by a Steelband
A self-taught musician, Natasha has shared the stage with many local and international Jazz artistes such as: Len “Boogsie” Sharpe, Ken “Professor” Philmore, Élan Parlē, Chantal Esdelle and Moyenne, Raf Robertson, Michael Boothman, Clive Zanda, Arturo Tappin of Barbados, Joe Baione , Kim Waters of the USA, Jeremy Ledbetter of Canada, Alexis Baro of Cuba, Charlie Sepulveda, Cuba’s Fidel Morales now based in Puerto Rico, and Gabriel Rodriguez of Puerto Rico.
For the past five years she has been the steelpan facilitator for the FCB steel pan and jazz workshops in Trinidad and she also currently teaches steelpan and guitar privately. As composer, for the 2011 Panorama season, Natasha wrote the song Something Different vocalized by Sheldon Reid.
In June 2012, Natasha Joseph received her diploma in Recording Engineering and Production from the Audio Institute of America. As a well-known drillmaster, Natasha has brought Phase II Pan Groove to victory for the years 2013 and 2014, and second place in 2015, in Trinidad and Tobago’s National Steelband Panorama. She has been working with Phase II’s arranger Mr. Len “Boogsie” Sharpe for the past seven years. She is the arranger for the Starlift Junior Steel Orchestra; they placed 5th in the non-schools category for Junior Panorama 2015, and also the arranger for Platinum Steel Orchestra, an All-Female single pan band taking part in the National Panorama 2016.
Teaching Experience: 1993-1995 St. Andrews Private School
1993-1994 Bishop Anstey Junior School
Sacred Heart Girls 2000-2001
2007- Present: Private Classes in Music Theory, Improvisation and Steel Pan Rudiments
2014-Present: Steelpan Teacher, Blackman’s Private School
2014-Present: Founder of Music J.Y.M. (Juntos Y Mejorar)
2019: Arranger for Platinum Steel Orchestra - Single Pan band
2018: Arranger for Platinum Steel Orchestra - Single Pan band
2017: Arranger for Platinum Steel Orchestra - Single Pan band
2016: Arranger for Platinum Steel Orchestra - Single Pan band