Susan Werner and Natalia Zukerman

Susan Werner and Natalia Zukerman

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Sat Apr 13 2024 | 7:30 pm EST
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The Folk Project presents Susan Werner and Natalia Zukerman in Concert

Over the course of her twenty-five year touring career, Susan Werner has built a reputation as one of the country’s most compelling live performers. With formidable chops on guitar (she began playing at age 5) and piano (she was a guest on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz) along with a graduate degree in voice performance, her shows are a one-woman masterclass in musicianship. Her songs are noted for their poetry and sharp wit, and also for their astonishing stylistic range. She’s written songs in the style of Gershwin and Cole Porter (I Can’t Be New, 2004), gospel music (The Gospel Truth, 2007), traditional Cuban “son” (An American In Havana, 2016), and New Orleans junk piano (NOLA, 2019). In 2014 she composed the music and lyrics to the musical theater score Bull Durham, The Musical (MGM). Her latest recording of original songs, The Birds of Florida, took flight in January 2022.

Natalia Zukerman has had a remarkable musical career that has since seen her become an international solo performer and the proud creator of eight independent albums, released through Weasel Records and her own label, Talisman Records. She has shared the stage, been a side player for, and/or opened for some of acoustic music’s most beloved artists including Ani DiFranco, Shawn Colvin, Dar Williams, Janis Ian, Nanci Griffith, Susan Werner, Willy Porter, Melissa Ferrick, Glen Phillips, Richard Thompson and many others.

Natalia’s music has left its indelible mark and has graced the soundtracks of hit shows like “The L Word” and “Chasing Life.” She has lent her musical talents to diverse projects, including scoring the independent film “The Arch of Titus” for Yeshiva University and contributing to the Harvard online course, “Poetry in America.”

But her artistic journey doesn’t stop at music. Natalia’s brush strokes adorn both private and public murals, and her illustrations breathe life into adult and children’s books alike. She has crafted sets for plays in the bustling streets of New York City and immortalized countless individuals (human and animal!) through her private portrait commissions.

Nurturing the next generation of talent, Natalia imparts her wisdom through private songwriting lessons and has graced various programs and festivals throughout the U.S. and Canada with her teachings as well as working with Paul Reisler of Kid Pan Alley.
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