BIO: Meri Ziev (she, her), Vocalist

Ocean Ridge, FL (Palm Beach County)

As soon as she could speak, MERI ZIEV (she/her) began singing standards – back when they were pop songs! – along with the 8-tracks in her father’s Buick Riviera. With a brother who played in a rock & roll band, and season tickets to the symphony while in high school, Ziev shifted gears and went on to a career inspired by a hearing-impaired friend, as a speech-language pathologist. Meri worked in every setting from hospitals to schools, and discovered that her passion for promoting human connections through speech and language, synthesizes perfectly with her life-long love of the universal language of music. Ziev glides through the worlds of cabaret, jazz gigs, and performing with the Pops Orchestra of Palm Beach County, singing everything from Pop to Country.  She has performed in NYC (Don't Tell Mama, The Laurie Beachman, Pangea, Birdland), Chicago (Davenports), St. Louis (Kranzberg Arts Center & Jazz at the Bistro), Sterling Events Center in Austin, TX, and various venues in FL including The Arts Garage in Delray Beach.  Meri provides hybrid lecture-performances, cabaret-style shows and jazz entertainment for senior communities.  She performs from ‘Zoom to the Room,’ around the world, singing at cabaret venues, jazz clubs, condominiums, galas, and fundraisers, in person, online and poolside!  Meri is the  co-founder of the newly organized South FLorida Cabaret Singers community.

Versatile Vocalist - Music feeds Meri's soul!

A flute-playing jazz-band groupie in high school, Ziev inaugurated the Jazz Series at Rudy’s Pub with gifted, international piano player & instructor Dr. Gianni Bianchini.  Yvette Norwood Tiger, founder of the Palm Beach International Jazz Festival says Meri is, "angelic in voice and presence"!  Meri began studying the art of jazz vocals as an adult, with international artists Gabrielle Stravelli, Patrick O’Leary & Michael Kanan (musical director for Jane Monheit).  She attended the Vocal Jazz Intensive at Nashville Jazz Workshop & has taken Duke Ellington & Jimmy Van Heusen courses with Lori Mechem.  Ziev has studied with various others like Janis Segal of Manhattan Transfer, Stephanie Nakasian, Cyrille Aimee, Judy Niemack, and with Alexis Cole of  She has performed to great acclaim with the Jazz on J Street All Stars (thank you, Blanche Williams!), and The Spirit & Soul Jazz Band.  Jazz jam anyone?

Meri is now available for cabaret coaching! 

After multiple inquiries, she is hanging her shingle as a cabaret coach/director! 

Reach out through the contact page.



With philanthropy dear to her heart, Meri (she/her) has performed in fundraising and charity events for a variety of organizations, most recently with the Pops Orchestra of the Palm Beaches to benefit the students of Grace Notes Foundation. Other benefits have included Lighthouse for the BlindJuvenile Diabetes Foundation, the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, the Broward Art Guild, Arts United & Compass Community Center, Broadway Sandy Relief and the Lake Worth Playhouse honoring Burt Reynolds.  She served on the Host Committee for The Cabaret Project St. Louis "Gateway to Cabaret" Gala and participated in the "Paint this Town" and "One Voice" projects for Singnasium's Fall FUNdraiser.

Celebrating Eydie Gorme & other Legendary Ladies of Song, photo by Peter Burling

At Jazz on J Street, Lake Worth, FL