Natalie Boeyink is an accomplished bassist, 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 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. She also performed with the Jerry Tolson Trio and Quartet, and with Jeff Sherman in Louisville, KY; as well as Bob Stright and Monika Herzig in Bloomington, IN.
Batuquê Trio: Jamaal Baptiste, piano; Natalie Boeyink, bass; Andy Smith, drums
March 16 - UNCW JazzFest featuring Rahsaan Barber Sextet and UNCW student ensembles
April 4-7 - Iowa Jazz Championships, Des Moines
April 12 - UNCW Latin Jazz Ensemble, Wilmington