Dr. Natalie Boeyink is an accomplished bassist, violinist, pianist, composer and educator based in Wilmington, NC. She has worked primarily in jazz and Latin idioms as a bassist, and as a classical pianist and violinist. In 2015, she joined the full-time jazz faculty at University of North Carolina Wilmington.
Natalie completed her doctorate in music education at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, and she holds a MM in Jazz Performance (University of Louisville), and a BM in Jazz Studies (Indiana University). Natalie is an active jazz bassist, adjudicator and educator and she is the former director of the Attica Strings Project, based in Attica, Indiana.
Batuquê Trio is Natalie's latest collaboration, playing contemporary Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, and Caribbean jazz. The trio's first CD, Transparency, was released in January 2015.
Natalie also performs with the Jerry Tolson Trio and Quartet, and with Jeff Sherman in Louisville, KY; and Bob Stright in Bloomington, IN. She has shared the stage with Jamie Baum, Ingrid Jensen, Leni Stern, Reut Regev, Jovino Santos Neto, Joe Piscopo, David ‘Fathead’ Newman, Jon Hendricks, David Liebman and Lorraine Feather.
Batuquê Trio: Jamaal Baptiste, piano; Natalie Boeyink, bass; Andy Smith, drums
January 25 - February 15: UNCW OLLI lecturer on Music of Brazil
February 17, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, NC: Lecture on Cuban Music, 6:00 pm
Februrary 21, Beckwith Recital Hall, Wilmington, NC: Faculty recital featuring original jazz and Brazilian compositions, 4:00 pm ($6 general public)