Jazz On Bones
Nataly Merezhuk's debut album, "Jazz on Bones," is a powerful exploration of jazz as protest music in the USSR during the period of severe oppression under Stalin. The album title is a reference to the underground market of jazz records made on X-rays, as jazz was illegal during this time. Nataly, a Moscow-born classical violinist who discovered her love for jazz in Baltimore, has created a musical tribute to the brave musicians who defied the Soviet regime by playing and listening to jazz. With her deep ties to Ukraine and her opposition to the current war, Nataly brings a unique perspective to this period of Soviet history.