Nadia Smith, a Russian native who now lives in New York City, is a jazz pianist and vocalist who has performed as a bandleader and featured vocalist in prestigious venues in Moscow and St. Petersburg -- including the fames Jazz Philharmonic Hall and the Hotel Astoria in St. Petersburg. She has most recently been performing on the Holland America and Princess Cruise Lines.
Nadia began her music career as a classical pianist and earned her degree in classical and jazz piano from the Moscow Academy of Music. In 2005, she decided to explore her talent as a vocalist influenced by Sarah Vaughn, Betty Carter, and Carmen McRae. She has been likened to Betty Carter in her improvisational styling.
Her love of jazz led her to the United States where she has had various engagements in San Francisco and New York City. She performs regularly in New York City in famed jazz clubs like the Zinc Bar, Smalls, Fat Cat and the Lenox Lounge in Harlem. She has shared the stage with renowned jazz musicians Roy Hargrove, Ron Afif and Miles Griffith and Bill Saxton, to name a few.