Nataly Merezhuk is a jazz violinist with a passion for exploring the roots and history of Soviet jazz. She has a diverse background in music, having studied at the Moscow Conservatory and transferring to the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, where she graduated in 2017. Since then, she has been freelancing in the Greater Washington D.C. area, both as a jazz musician and as a section violinist for several regional orchestras.
Inspired by legends such as Svend Asmussen, Django Reinhardt, and Stephan Grappelli, Nataly has honed her jazz skills through self-study and practice. In 2019, she was accepted into the Strathmore Artist in Residence program, where she further developed her band-leading and composing abilities.
Today, Nataly is fronting her own jazz quartet at venues such as Blues Alley, AMP by Strathmore, and the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden. In December 2022, she released her debut album, "Nataly's Jazz on Bones", which dives into the history of jazz as protest music in the USSR. Currently, Nataly is dedicated to exploring the roots and history of Soviet jazz, and her unique perspective as a Russian-born jazz musician with Ukrainian heritage has captured the attention of audiences and music lovers alike.