Sydney International Women’s Jazz Festival: Veronica Swift (USA):
One of the fastest rising jazz vocalists in America, 24-year-old US singer Veronica Swift was a child prodigy.
In 2015 Swift won second place at the prestigious Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition, and was asked to perform her own concert at the Tribeca Performing Arts Centre in New York City.
Highlights include headlining the Telluride Jazz Festival during her 10th appearance, touring with Wynton Marsalis, and appearing at Monterey & Montreal Jazz festivals.
Swift’s release with Jeff Rupert Let’s Sail Away encompasses the spirit of Stan Getz and the Gilberto/Jobim partnership, and a hint of Gershwin’s finest symphonic melodies.
“It’s not often you hear one so young interpret the sounds of a seasoned jazz performer and make everything she touches her own […] that’s Veronica Swift!” – Variety
Veronica Swift (vocals), Matt McMahon (piano) Ashley Turner (bass) Andrew Dickenson (drums)