Veronica Swift with the Emmet Cohen Trio

sponsored by Eddie Chelist Music Lover with additional support from Model Pharmacy

presented in partnership with Performance Santa Fe

at Outpost Performance Space

November 10, 2018 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Time: 7:30pm     Day: Saturday     Doors: 7:00pm     Ages: All Ages     Price: $20 - $25
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At merely 24 years of age, Veronica Swift is being recognized as one of the top young jazz singers on the scene. The daughter of renowned jazz pianist Hod O’Brien and jazz singer/educator/author Stephanie Nakasian, she was the second place winner at the prestigious Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition in 2015 and was invited to perform a concert of her own at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center in New York City in 2016. She also joined Michael Feinstein at Jazz at Lincoln Center with the Tedd Firth Big Band and headlined at the Telluride Jazz Festival that same year – her 10th Telluride appearance. She first appeared at Telluride at age 10 with Dave Adams’ Young Razzcals Jazz Project and saxophonist Richie Cole. Swift has appeared on stage with Jon Hendricks, Esperanza Spalding, Joe Lovano, Danilo Perez, and others. She recorded two CDs as a child – one at age 9 (with Richie Cole, her father’s rhythm section, and her mother) and one at age 13 with saxophonist Harry Allen. Her 2015 release, Lonely Woman features some of the hottest young jazz players on the scene, including pianist Emmet Cohen, who joins her for her Outpost debut tonight. In addition to performing the Great American Songbook, bebop and vocalese classics. Swift is also a passionate devotee of 20s and 30s music and has sung with Vince Giordano, Terry Waldo, and Drew Nugent.  Rounding out the Emmet Cohen Trio is Russell Hall, bass; and Kyle Poole, drums.

Veronica Swift will also appear at the Lensic in Santa Fe on Friday, November 9 as part of Performance Santa Fe’s 82nd Season.