Home » Jazz Articles » Veronica Swift

Jazz Articles about Veronica Swift

5

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 ...

10

Interview

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 ...

2

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 ...

20

Album Review

Veronica Swift: This Bitter Earth

Read "This Bitter Earth" reviewed by Mike Jurkovic


Borrowing music from Broadway (Oliver!, South Pacific, Bye Bye Birdie), alt-rock (The Dresden Dolls' “Sing!"), the great American Songbook, ("Getting To Know You"), R&B, and beyond, it takes an artist of sure and rising stature to curate one hell of a coherent protest album. Veronica Swift is that artist and, most declaratively, This Bitter Earth is that album. Since there is not a standard of any bearing that Swift doesn't defy and stamp as her very own, it ...

9

Album Review

Veronica Swift: This Bitter Earth

Read "This Bitter Earth" reviewed by C. Michael Bailey


It seems jazz vocalist Veronica Swift has been in the music business all of her life, and for good reason: There is the well documented fact that she is the daughter of jazz pianist Hod O'Brien and singer Stephanie Nakasian, and she debuted on record at nine years old with Veronica's House of Jazz (SNOB, 2004). Since that time, Swift has recorded in a variety of settings, including on the uniformly excellent The Birdland Big Band Live (CD Baby, 2018), ...

3

Radio & Podcasts

Veronica Swift, Fletcher Henderson, Fred Hersch and More

Read "Veronica Swift, Fletcher Henderson, Fred Hersch and More" reviewed by Joe Dimino


This week we open with one of the hippest jazz singers on the planet, Veronica Swift with a track off an album that is charting very well. This sets a trend of an hour of music that will look into the very rather fluid and exciting state of today's jazz as we move on to Dan McCarthy and Jeff Denson. As a measuring stick of where we have come from, we look into the old school jazz worlds with Henry ...

1

In Pictures

Umbria Jazz 2019

Read "Umbria Jazz 2019" reviewed by Andrea Rotili



Engage

Contest Giveaways
Enter our latest contest giveaway sponsored by Mack Avenue Records
Jazz Polls
Vote for your Favorite Hammond B-3 Organists, Favorite Living Guitarists, and Favorite Living Pianists.

Get more of a good thing!

Our weekly newsletter highlights our top stories, our special offers, and includes upcoming jazz events near you.