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Veronica Swift: Breaking It Up, Making It New

Read "Veronica Swift: Breaking It Up, Making It New" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Easily on track to become the “Streisand-in-the-mosh-pit" of her restless generation, singer and urban changeling Veronica Swift likes to shake things up and keep things moving. Especially her music. Especially on an album that bears her name. Veronica Swift, her latest. “I want to inspire people to fight against the forces that curb our creativity" she says without fear of failure, as All About Jazz spent a few minutes talking to and catching up. All About Jazz: ...

Album Review

Veronica Swift: Veronica Swift

Read "Veronica Swift" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic

Leave it to the irascibly spirited and octane-charged Veronica Swift to release the party record of the year! From the pure joy scatting of the blast-off opener “I Am What I Am" (from Broadway's grand musical La Cage aux Folles) to the rabble rousing, mad-cap Joan Jett jam with The Ramones finale “Don't Rain On My Parade" (only available on the CD and digital versions), the incredibly talented and free-swinging Swift swings for the fences and wins the home-run derby ...

Album Review

Veronica Swift: Veronica Swift

Read "Veronica Swift" reviewed by Katchie Cartwright

Veronica Swift is a masterful jazz singer. Her craft is immaculate. She scats like nobody's business and her texted improvisations are inventive. What's more, she always seems to sing straight from the heart. All that might be enough for some people, not Swift. She is an artistic adventurer who wonders aloud on social media: “What would it sound like if you put together Ella Fitzgerald and--I don't know--Jimi Hendrix?" An answer is the third track on her self-titled ...

Live Review

Veronica Swift at the Newman Center

Read "Veronica Swift at the Newman Center" reviewed by Geoff Anderson

Veronica Swift Newman Center Denver, CO November 19, 2021 I don't know about you, but I love to watch pigeonholes explode. Not with pigeons in them of course, that would be too messy. No, the fun stuff is when those small boxes that the human mind loves to construct turn out to be way too small and the things you stuffed in there suddenly blow up leaving splinters, shards and expectations scattered all over the ...


Veronica Swift: A Musical Journey

Read "Veronica Swift: A Musical Journey" reviewed by Mark Robbins

It should be no surprise that Veronica Swift is recognized as one of the top jazz singers on the scene today. Her father was jazz legend Hod O'Brien, a true master of bop and swing piano. Her mother is renowned jazz singer and educator Stephanie Nakasian. Veronica recorded her first album at the age of 9, Veronica's House of Jazz (SNOB, 2004), followed by It's Great to Be Alive! (SNOB, 2007) at age 11 and has continued performing at many ...

Radio & Podcasts

Veronica Swift, Daniel Casimir, Rahsaan Barber, Neil Ardley & More New Releases

Read "Veronica Swift, Daniel Casimir, Rahsaan Barber, Neil Ardley & More New Releases" reviewed by Ludovico Granvassu

This week we focus on music about fake news: Veronica Swift (pictured) and Daniel Casimir, Spaza, historic British jazz reissues by Neil Ardley and young compelling reeds players Rahsaan Barber, Pauli Lyytinen, Tobias Meinhart, Michael Thomas, Leonhard Skorupa of the Austrian angular trio Znap!, and Nathan Daems of the Belgian power-outfit Echoes of Zoo. Happy listening! PlaylistBen Allison Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00 Rahsaan Barber “The Pink Piranha" Mosaic (Jazz Music ...

Album Review

Steven Feifke Big Band: Kinetic

Read "Kinetic" reviewed by Jack Bowers

Jazz connoisseurs who lean toward big bands that swing as earnestly and often as the renowned architects of the epic big-band era should find plenty to cheer about on Kinetic, the debut recording by New York-based pianist, composer and arranger Steven Feifke's audacious and fiery ensemble. This is a band that fires on all cylinders—but it couldn't even leave the garage unless Feifke supplied the fuel. With one exception (noted below), Feifke's intense and high-powered charts neatly pave the way, ...


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