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December 2019

100 Men Hall

Holiday Show with Panorama Jazz Band
Tickets are $15/advance, $20/door.
Brunch for purchase by Chef Chris Hayes of the Food Network

November 2019

The Gumbo Garden/Southern Food and Beverage Museum

An Evening in the Gumbo Garden to Support Les Dames New Orleans

Since founded in 2017, the New Orleans chapter of Les Dames d'Escoffier International (LDEI) – a non-profit international women’s culinary organization – has created a supportive culture in the Crescent City to achieve excellence in the food, fine beverage, and hospitality professions. In celebration of two years, LDEI New Orleans will host their annual soiree/fundraiser which will benefit New Orleans’ women in hospitality and culinary arts.

Priced at $40 per person, two for $75, tickets to the event will include cocktails and bites from member chefs and restaurants including Arnaud’s, Bywater Bakery, Saba, City Greens, Gracious Bakery, Bywater Bakery, Link Restaurant Group, Piece of Meat and others. Attendees can also enjoy a silent auction and live entertainment by jazz singer Meryl Zimmerman and guitarist Eric Merchant. Tickets for the event can be purchased at Eventbrite. Silent auction items will include dining certificates for top Nola restaurants, overnight staycations in Covington and Ocean Springs and much more.

The fundraiser will take place on Thursday, November 7, 2019 from 6PM – 8PM at the Gumbo Garden – a brand-new outdoor exhibit and event space at the Southern Food & Beverage Museum (SoFAB), 1504 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard in New Orleans.

October 2019

September 2019

August 2019

Bourree

with Eric Merchant/guitar

July 2019

Jazz Playhouse

Burlesque Ballroom! w/Simon Lott/drums, Mike Robbins/bass, Georgi Petrov/guitar

A modern twist on a classic burlesque show with a live band. 5 beautiful ladies perform throughout the audience in an immersive speakeasy environment for a unique experience in the art of strip tease.

Burlesque Ballroom runs every Friday at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, New Orleans from 11pm-1am, you can enter at any time. This show features Trixie Minx co-staring with a rotating cast of special guests, all dancing to the sultry vocals of Romy Kaye & the Mercy Buckets*
*except tonight it'll be me instead! :)


Tickets: this is a FREE show but we suggest you make a reservation for preferred seating ($20) by contacting 504.553.2299 or online at www.sonesta.com/jazzplayhouse

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

January 2019

Bacchanal

with Carl Kieth/guitar, Tomas Majcherski/clarinet+sax, Ben Fox/bass

December 2018

Hotel Peter and Paul

Be / With - Special Fundraiser Edition

Musicians and dancers with a practice of improvisation will be randomly paired and create 7 minutes of impromptu dialogue

Artists: Aurora Nealand, Willis Ross, Bryan McNamara, Jennie Lavine, Boyana Trayanova, Jenny Sargent, Paris Williams, Jarrell Hamilton, Terreze Williams, Cypress Atlas, Elle C. Jones, Kelly Bond, Stacy Barrios, Curtis Thomas...and me!

November 2018

October 2018

Pythian Market

Bike Easy Fundraiser! With Martin Masakowski, bass and Georgi Petrov, guitar

September 2018

August 2018

Bombay Club

with Kris Tokarski/piano, Ted Long/bass, and Georgi Petrov/guitar. Preview songs we're going to record for my upcoming album!

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival

MY JAZZFEST DEBUT!!!
Singing "Ocho Kandelikas" with Panorama Jazz Band!

Renaissance New Orleans Arts Warehouse District Hotel

Honey Tangerine and The Renaissance Arts Hotel are pleased to present Burlesque En Rose!

Burlesque En Rose is a bourbon street-style burlesque show with a live jazz band featuring:
Meryl Zimmerman - Voice
Peter Honan - Trumpet
Eric Merchant - Guitar
Ted Long - Bass

Burlesque beauties this month include Cherry Bombshell and Persé Fanny!

FREE SHOW
Cash Bar

Gear up for your night out in style or unwind from a long day of sight-seeing! No matter what, Burlesque En Rose is the perfect way to spend your evening.

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

Renaissance New Orleans Arts Warehouse District Hotel

Burlesque En Rose: Live burlesque show feat. Honey Tangerine, Ember Blaize and Perse Fanny
I'll be sining with the band, led by Peter Honan/trumpet
$10

December 2017

St. Louis Cathedral

Holiday Show! Special guest with the Panorama Jazz Band!

November 2017

October 2017

Mahogany Jazz Hall

with Eric Merchant/guitar, Joel Zobrist/drums, and Calvin Morin-Martin/bass

September 2017

Mahogany Jazz Hall

with Adam Everett/drums, Ted Long/bass, and Daniel Schroeder/guitar

August 2017

World War II Museum

Stage Door Idol competition!

July 2017

Old Point Bar

with Ted Long (bass), Adam Everett (drums) and Mike Smith (guitar)

Mahogany Jazz Hall

Late set! Trio w/Daniel Schroeder, guitar and Trey Boudreaux, bass

Mahogany Jazz Hall

late set! with Daniel Schroeder/guitar and Calvin Morin-Martin/bass

Windsor Court Polo Lounge

with Tom Hook on piano, Steve Braun on bass, and Karl Budo on drums

Monteleone Carousel Bar

w/Tom Hook, piano; Karl Budo, drums; and Steve Braun, bass

June 2017

May 2017

NOSH (New Orleans Social Club)

with Eric Merchant, guitar; Matt Both, bass; and Shawn Myers, drums

New Orleans JCC

duo performance w/Joe Krown

April 2017

Mt. Olivet Episcopal Church

Easter service

March 2017

February 2017

Old Point Bar

Samdi Gras show! With Matt Booth on bass, Adam Everett on drums, and Mike Smith on guitar

Temple Sinai

Bistro Orleans

January 2017

Old Point Bar

545 Patterson St
Algiers Point

December 2016

Bombay Club

CHRISTMAS EVE SHOW! Jazz trio with Kris Tokarski, piano and Ted Long, bass

Bistro Orleans

Music while you eat! With Mike Smith on guitar and Mike Robbins on bass

November 2016

October 2016

French Quarter

Private Event

Congregation Gates of Prayer

Singing the standards for GoP's monthly Senior Outreach series. With Georgi Petrov, guitar.

September 2016

Chateau Golf & Country Club

Senior Moments fundraiser for Jefferson Council on Aging

August 2016

Tomas Bistro

Private Event

July 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016

December 2015

Bombay Club

New Years Eve!
With Kris Tokarski (piano), Alexander Trampas (bass), and AJ Hall (drums)

Le Bon Temps Roule

Gravy Flavored Kisses CD RELEASE SHOW!
"Matches and American Planes"
with Hotel Oscar (Destin FL)

November 2015

Tigermen Den

Performance of "Murder" by Tucker Fuller
2 voices, 1 piano. Lots of murdering.

In this ballad cycle, two girls go on a killing spree in an old Cadillac with a mix tape full of Johnny Cash, Schubert, Marlene Dietrich, and Jacques Brel. At the end of the night, one gets the bullet, one gets the noose. In addition to blues and country, Murder incorporates elements of hymn and pre-1930s jazz standards, as well as some of American music’s most popular songs (like “9 to 5" and “The St. James Infirmary").

Tigermen Den

Performance of "Murder" by Tucker Fuller
2 voices, 1 piano. Lots of murdering.

In this ballad cycle, two girls go on a killing spree in an old Cadillac with a mix tape full of Johnny Cash, Schubert, Marlene Dietrich, and Jacques Brel. At the end of the night, one gets the bullet, one gets the noose. In addition to blues and country, Murder incorporates elements of hymn and pre-1930s jazz standards, as well as some of American music’s most popular songs (like “9 to 5" and “The St. James Infirmary").

October 2015

Le Bon Temps Roule

Gravy Flavored Kisses Halloween show!

21st Amendment

with Tom Hook, piano
come early and enjoy happy hour specials until 6pm!
locals get a 20% discount!

Gretna Heritage Festival

Gravy Flavored Kisses performs at Gretnafest!

September 2015

Le Bon Temps Roule

Gravy Flavored Kisses

August 2015

private event

July 2015

June 2015

Jazz Park, French Market

Creole Tomato Festival

May 2015

private event

Dos Jefes

5535 Tchoupitoulas

with Georgi Petrov, guitar and Trey Boudreaux, bass

738 Milan St

Salon concert featuring my new singing ensemble Breathing Room.

private event

Jewish Federation Luncheon- private event

Bolden Bar/New Orleans Jazz Market

with Georgi Petrov/guitar and Ted Long/bass

private event

Le Bon Temps Roule

with Gravy Flavored Kisses
4801 Magazine

April 2015

Dos Jefes

5535 Tchoupitoulas

private event

private party

Maison

with The Business

March 2015

Cafe Negril

with The Business

BMC

with The Business

Maison

with The Business

Blue Nile (upstairs)

with Gravy Flavored Kisses

Boondocks

with Gravy Flavored Kisses

February 2015

Boondocks

with Gravy Flavored Kisses

The Ale and the Witch

with Gravy Flavored Kisses

Le Bon Temps Roule

with Gravy Flavored Kisses

Blue Nile (upstairs)

with Gravy Flavored Kisses

January 2015

Le Bon Temps Roule

with Gravy Flavored Kisses

Dos Jefes

with Georgi Petrov, guitar and Trey Boudreaux, bass

Blue Nile (upstairs)

with Gravy Flavored Kisses

Bombay Club

with Georgi Petrov, guitar and Ted Long, bass

December 2014

Bombay Club

duo with Kris Tokarski

Blue Nile (upstairs)

with Gravy Flavored Kisses

November 2014

Audubon Tea Room

Private Event

Henry Shane's Cars of Yesteryear Museum

Fundraising event for Jefferson Council on Aging

October 2014

New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park

I'll be performing a scary fun set as part of the French Market's Boo Carre Halloween and Harvest Festival! Bring the kids!

Joan Mitchell Center

Private Event

September 2014

The Fountain Lounge, Roosevelt Hotel

With Tom Hook, piano, and fabulous musician TBD

Jazz Park @the French Market

Makin' Music with Meryl!

A music workshop for kids 0-3 years old and the grownups who love them. We will sing silly songs…dance, jump and wiggle…and jam with instruments! It will be interactive and educational and, most importantly, fun!

Little Gem Saloon

My first show at this lovely venue!

With Georgi Petrov, guitar, and Greg Smith, bass

July 2014

Stage Door Canteen @The National WWII Museum

I made the semifinals! Woohoo!

Stage Door Idol is an American Idol-style singing contest at the World War II Museum.

I'll be competing against 9 other singers for a spot in the finals, which take place in August. We'll all be singing songs from the 1940s, as well as dressing up from that era.

It was a blast last year, and I'm very excited to compete again!

Each of the 3 judges gets a vote. The 4th vote comes from the audience! The more people who are there, the better my chances, so thanks in advance for coming and bringing 20 of your friends! :)

Admission is $5 at the door.

June 2014

Dos Jefes

Back at Dos Jefes! With Georgi Petrov on guitar and Ted Long on bass.

May 2014

Mellow Mushroom

Duo with Kris Tokarski, keyboard

My Mellow Mushroom debut! Join us for music and pizza-for-brunch because why not.

March 2014

February 2014

Three Muses

Celebrate Krewe Du Vieux/Krewe Delusion and the start of parade season with us!

Kris Tokarski, piano, and Other Fine Musicians

January 2014

December 2013

November 2013

the estate of Pat and Henry Shane

Entertainment at the Jefferson Council on Aging's annual event "Senior Moments." With Erin Demastes/keyboard.

October 2013

the Morning Show on WWL-TV

Catch Meryl singing on the Morning Show on WWL-TV (channel 4) to promote the Jefferson Council on Aging's "Senior Moments" event! With Kristofer Tokarski/piano.

Dos Jefes

September 2013

August 2013

July 2013

Stage Door Canteen (WWII Museum)

I'm competing in this year's Stage Door Idol! It's a singing competition with music from the 1940s. I'll be one of 12 contestants. Should be a fun evening! $5 cover. *Free parking in the museum lot after 3pm!*

June 2013

February 2011

Puppets Jazz Bar

with
Jason Burger-drums
Matt Davis-guitar
Jeff Koch-bass

January 2011

December 2010

Puppets Jazz Bar

New stuff and old stuff!

with
Tim Basom-guitar
Jeff Koch-bass
Jason Burger-drums

July 2010

LGBT Center

cocktail hour entertainment at an event sponsored by the Center for Independence of the Disabled New York commemorating the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

New York Fire Museum

private event- wedding

May 2010

Metropolitan Room

I'll be performing in a concert of the new CD/Travelling Road Show "JOE'S CAFE" by Rupert Wates.

Tickets are $10

Central Park

private event- wedding

April 2010

Puppet's Jazz Bar

$7 cover + 2 item purchase minimum

March 2010

Puppet's Jazz Bar

Brunch gig!

$10 cover + $10 food/drink minimum

***If you're going to come, please let me know- they requested a head count in advance so they can make sure there will be enough bagels n' lox for everyone!***

February 2010

Cornelia Street Cafe

splitting the bill with my friend and amazing musician Ashley Gonzalez

January 2010

Water's Edge

private event

August 2009