Equipped with a large and ever-expanding catalog of classic jazz standards, an adeptness at scat-singing that recalls her idol Ella Fitzgerald, and a love for and comfort in the genre that comes through every time she sings, Meryl both fits perfectly into the New Orleans jazz scene and sets herself apart as a true musician who isn’t trying to sound like anyone but herself.

Originally from Long Island, New York, Meryl has been singing since she could produce sounds, and discovered her love of jazz in high school. She attended the prestigious Manhattan School of Music and earned a Masters Degree in Jazz Performance. After 7 years of living and performing in NYC, she got the itch to fulfill her lifelong dream of moving to her father’s hometown; a city she always felt she belonged in- New Orleans.

A NOLA resident since 2012, Meryl has performed at many of the great local music venues: Buffa’s, The Spotted Cat, Three Muses, Bacchanal, Dos Jefes, Bombay Club, and the Fountain Lounge in the Roosevelt Hotel, to name a few. In the summer of 2017 she was a finalist in Stage Door Idol, a 1940’s themed singing contest held at the National World War II Museum- a feat all the more impressive considering she sported non-period-appropriate blue hair at the time. Her collaboration with Panorama Jazz Band, a recording of a Chanukah song called “Ocho Kandelikas," will be released in December 2017.

Meryl lives in the Mid-City neighborhood of New Orleans with her husband Trey and their dogs, Snacks and Clementine.

Stay tuned for news about Meryl’s debut full-length album, coming soon!