Natalia Zukerman to Perform at IWU
October 9, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. - Singer-songwriter Natalia Zukerman will return to Illinois Wesleyan
University's Blue Moon Coffeehouse on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m. in the Memorial
Center's Main Lounge, 104 E. University St., in Bloomington.
Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. for the event, which is $5 for the public and free for
Illinois Wesleyan students with a valid student I.D.
According to one critic, Zukerman's "bright vocals can send an orchid into bloom,
while her delta-slide guitar can open a beer bottle with its teeth." Zukerman classifies
her music as folk with hints of jazz, blues and soul and plays the guitar and many
offshoots of the instrument such as electric, acoustic, slide, lap steel, banjo and
even traditional Indian.
Zukerman, the daughter of violinist/conductor Pinchas Zukerman and flautist/writer
Eugenia Zukerman, began her musical training with the violin and was completely immersed
in classical music. It wasn't until she saw classical violinist Nigel Kennedy fiddle
in a bluegrass band during the summer Aspen Music Festival that she was exposed to
other genres of music. Soon after, she began classical training in guitar and started
writing songs of her own.
Having performed at such music festivals as Telluride, the Rocky Mountain Folk Festival
and Ottawa Folk Festival, Zukerman has shared the stage often with Melissa Ferrick,
who she opened for last year at the Blue Moon Coffeehouse. Zukerman runs her own
label, Talisman Records, a folk/rock company which began in 2001.
For additional information, contact the Blue Moon Coffeehouse information line at
(309) 556-3815, or visit the Blue Moon Web site at http://sun.iwu.edu/~bluemoon/
Contact: Taylar Kuzniar, (309) 556-3181