2019 album. Jazz vocal.
25 year old New York jazz musician Veronica Swift is making her mark on the scene as a rising star vocalist and debut release of ‘Confessions’ is testimony to the talent encapsulated in this devotee of 20s and 30s bebop and traditional swing music. On the album, alternately accompanied by Benny Green and Emmet Cohen, two of the finest jazz pianists of their respective generations, Swift showcases the powerfully expressive, deliciously evocative voice that’s garnered her so many distinguished opportunities.
But there’s more - some X-factors that, in their stealthy way, make ‘Confessions’ smarter, riskier and altogether deeper than even the most stellar Songbook record. “A master class on space and dynamics...an adept lyrical interpreter... tremendous tonal command” - JazzTimes.
At just 25 years old, Veronica Swift has built a resume that even many late careerjazz singers would envy. As a child prodigy Veronica grew up on tour with her parents, renowned jazz pianist Hod O’Brien and celebrated jazz singer and educator/author Stephanie Nakasian. It was with them where she first appeared at The Jazz Standard, and Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola. Veronica asos 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. Veronica has performed at Jazz Showcase; gigs at top festivals including Monterey, Montreal and Telluride, where she’s headlined. And the buzz-worthy vocalist has set the jazz world on fire after her second-place finish at the 2015 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, in which she wowed judges Dee Dee Bridgewater, Al Jarreau and Patti Austin with her evocative takes on “This Bitter Earth” from the Dinah Washington songbook and the classic standard “September in the Rain.”
Veronica Swift is a young star on the rise, forging a path as jazz superstar in the making and justifiably being recognised as one of the top young jazz singers on the scene.