Musician, painter and educator Natalia Zukerman grew up in New York City and began her songwriting career in Boston, and now resides, writes, plays, teaches and paints in the Hudson Valley. Having released eight independent albums on Weasel Records and her own label Talisman Records, Zukerman has toured internationally as a solo performer since 2005. Her music can be heard on the soundtrack of several seasons of The L Word and ABC Family's Chasing Life. She also created the score for The Arch of Titus, an independent film created for Yeshiva University and a Harvard online course called Poetry in America. In February, 2017, Natalia became a Cultural Diplomat for the US Department of State, playing concerts and conducting workshops with her trio, The Northern Lights throughout Africa. Natalia teaches private songwriting lessons and has taught at various programs and festivals throughout the US and in Canada. In May 2018, she was the artist in residence at the cell theatre in New York City where she developed her multimedia one woman show, The Women Who Rode Away. In March, 2020, Natalia co-produced an online music festival called Shut In & Sing which ran for 8 weeks and provided immediate financial relief to hundreds of independent musicians at the beginning of the lockdown. Since then, she has been performing livestream shows, teaching songwriting, coaching, among other endeavors.
“Natalia’s voice could send an orchid into bloom while her guitar playing can open a beer bottle with its teeth.” –New Yorker
“a wise mix of rootsy styles from torch blues to country swing. If you’re a fan of Madeleine Peyroux, Bonnie Raitt or even Amy Winehouse, you’ll find stuff to connect with here.” –Philadelphia Daily News
The William Paterson Wind Symphony presents its final concert of the semester, “A Little Night Music.” With music by Adolphus Hailstork, Cait Nishimura, Jess Langston Turner, Benjamin Dean Taylor, and Adam Gorb.
Teresa C. Purcell-Giles, Conductor
Sons of Mystro is the violin duo of two brothers, Malcolm and Umoja, who use their instruments to interpret reggae classics, American pop songs and their own creations. They are winners of the Best Emerging Artist under 21 Award at the International Reggae and World Music Awards. Accompanied by a DJ and drummer, their music is a reflection of their Caribbean roots, American upbringing and classical music training.
“Our protégés, Sons of Mystro are an innovative musical force that is ready to take the world by storm.” -Black Violin
Sons of Mystro
William Paterson University
300 Pompton Road
Wayne, New Jersey 07470