Nina holds an MA in Poetics from New York University, where she has taught writing, photography, 19th- and 20th- century art and literature, and a long-running series of seminars in jazz. Her award-winning photographs of musicians have been exhibited in the US, United Kingdom, and Europe, and have appeared in a wide variety of media, including Village Voice, Jazz Times, Penguin Books, Ken Burns’ 19-hour documentary Jazz, and CDs for Sony and Enja Records. She has published poems and essays, and has made recordings as a singer and Juno-nominated lyricist.