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. In a career inspired by a hearing-impaired friend, Meri worked in every setting from hospitals to schools, as a speech-language pathologist. She 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 musical theatre, jazz gigs, and performing with the Pops Orchestra of Palm Beach County. 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!
A flute-playing jazz-band groupie in high school, Ziev began studying the art of jazz vocals as an adult, with international artists Gabrielle Stravelli, Patrick O’Leary & Michael Kanan. She has performed to great acclaim with the Jazz on J Street All Stars, and The Spirit & Soul Jazz Band, and she inaugurated the Jazz Series at Rudy’s Pub this summer 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"!