VERONICA SWIFT

“A master class on space and dynamics... an adept lyrical interpreter... tremendous tonal command”
— JazzTimes

At age 23, Veronica Swift is now being recognized around the country as one of the top young jazz singers on the scene.

In the fall of 2015, she won second place at the prestigious Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition. In 2016 she was asked to perform a concert of her own at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center in New York City and she was a guest artist with Michael Feinstein at Jazz at Lincoln Center with the Tedd Firth Big Band and Marilyn Maye and Freda Payne. Veronica’s first appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center was at age 11 when she performed at the “Women in Jazz” series at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.

In the summer of 2016 she headlined at the Telluride Jazz Festival, her 10th appearance there – but her first as a headliner. She first appeared there at age 10 with Dave Adams’ Young Razzcals Jazz Project and the great saxophonist Richie Cole and later she sang a duet with the featured artist, Paquito d’Rivera.

Veronica finished her undergraduate degree (BM in Jazz Voice) at the Frost School of Music at the University of Miami in December 2016, where she was a full scholarship student. It was after that that she moved to New York City, where she was almost immediately started performing every Saturday night at the legendary Birdland Jazz Club, a gig she continues to maintain when she isn't on the road.

Veronica has been on tour with her parents, renowned jazz pianist Hod O’Brien and celebrated jazz singer and educator/author Stephanie Nakasian. She has appeared on stage with Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross, Esperanza Spalding, Joe Lovano, Bob Dorough, Kim Nazarian, Danilo Perez, and others. With her family she has appeared at The Great Waters Music Festival in NH, Blues Alley Jazz Club in DC, the Jazz Standard in NYC, the Jazz Cruise, and for the New Jersey and Hilton Head Jazz Societies.

Veronica recorded two CDs as a child – one at age 9 with Richie Cole and her father’s rhythm section and her mother, and one at age 13 with saxophonist Harry Allen. Her latest recording project “Lonely Woman” out this year features some of the hottest young jazz players on the scene including Emmet Cohen, Benny Bennack III, Daryl Johns (with whom she shared the Grammy Choir/Band experience), Matt Wigler, and Scott Lowrie.

In addition to performing the Great American Songbook and Bebop and Vocalese classics, Veronica is also a passionate devotee of 20s and 30s music and has sung with Vince Giordano, Terry Waldo, and Drew Nugent.

Veronica will record her next album for release this year, which will feature the great pianist Benny Green and his trio.

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Upcoming Appearances

Nov 21, 2018
Veronica Swift • Birdland • New York, NY
Nov 22, 2018
Veronica Swift • Birdland • New York, NY
Nov 23, 2018
Veronica Swift • Birdland • New York, NY
Nov 24, 2018
Veronica Swift • Birdland • New York, NY
Nov 25, 2018
Veronica Swift • Mezzrow • New York, NY
Nov 28, 2018
with Jazz at Lincoln Center: Big Band Holidays • Hill Auditorium • Ann Arbor, MI
Nov 30, 2018
with Jazz at Lincoln Center: Big Band Holidays • The Paramount Theater • Austin, TX
Dec 2, 2018
with Jazz at Lincoln Center: Big Band Holidays • The Grand 1894 Opera House • Galveston, TX
Dec 3, 2018
with Jazz at Lincoln Center: Big Band Holidays • H-E-B Performance Hall @ Tobin Center for Performing Arts • San Antonio, TX
Dec 4, 2018
with Jazz at Lincoln Center: Big Band Holidays • Angelina Arts Alliance • Lufkin, TX
Dec 5, 2018
with Jazz at Lincoln Center: Big Band Holidays • Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center • Dallas, TX
Dec 7, 2018
with Jazz at Lincoln Center: Big Band Holidays • Schermerhorn Symphony Center • Nashville, TN
Dec 8, 2018
with Jazz at Lincoln Center: Big Band Holidays • Charleston Gaillard Center • Charleston, SC
Dec 10, 2018
with Jazz at Lincoln Center: Big Band Holidays • Atlanta Symphony Hall • Atlanta, GA
Dec 11, 2018
with Jazz at Lincoln Center: Big Band Holidays • Memorial at Carolina Performing Arts • Chapel Hill, NC
Dec 14, 2018
with Jazz at Lincoln Center: Big Band Holidays • Music Center at Strathmore • North Bethesda, MD
Dec 15, 2018
with Jazz at Lincoln Center: Big Band Holidays • Music Center at Strathmore • North Bethesda, MD
Dec 16, 2018
with Jazz at Lincoln Center: Big Band Holidays • Strand Theater at Appell Center for Performing Arts • York, PA
Dec 19, 2018
with Jazz at Lincoln Center: Big Band Holidays • Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center • New York, NY
Dec 20, 2018
with Jazz at Lincoln Center: Big Band Holidays • Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center • New York, NY
Dec 21, 2018
with Jazz at Lincoln Center: Big Band Holidays • Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center • New York, NY
Dec 22, 2018
with Jazz at Lincoln Center: Big Band Holidays • Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center • New York, NY
Dec 23, 2018
with Jazz at Lincoln Center: Big Band Holidays • Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center • New York, NY
Dec 24, 2018
with Chris Botti Live • Blue Note • New York, NY
Dec 25, 2018
with Chris Botti Live • Blue Note • New York, NY
Dec 26, 2018
with Chris Botti Live • Blue Note • New York, NY
Dec 27, 2018
with Chris Botti Live • Blue Note • New York, NY
Dec 28, 2018
with Chris Botti Live • Blue Note • New York, NY
Dec 29, 2018
with Chris Botti Live • Blue Note • New York, NY
Dec 30, 2018
with Chris Botti Live • Blue Note • New York, NY
Dec 31, 2018
with Birdland Big Band celebrates the New Year • Birdland • New York, NY
Jan 1, 2019
with Chris Botti Live • Blue Note • New York, NY
Jan 2, 2019
with Chris Botti Live • Blue Note • New York, NY
Jan 3, 2019
with Chris Botti Live • Blue Note • New York, NY
Jan 4, 2019
with Chris Botti Live • Blue Note • New York, NY
Jan 5, 2019
with Chris Botti Live • Blue Note • New York, NY
Jan 6, 2019
with Chris Botti Live • Blue Note • New York, NY
Jan 10, 2019
Veronica Swift • Acadiana Center for the Arts • Lafayette, LA
Jan 11, 2019
Veronica Swift • University of Florida Performing Arts • Gainesville, FL
Feb 14, 2019
Veronica Swift • Regattabar • Cambridge, MA
Feb 15, 2019
Veronica Swift • The Side Door • Old Lyme, CT