At age 25, Veronica Swift is being recognized around the country as one of the top young jazz singers on the scene. In the fall of 2015, Swift won second place at the prestigious Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition. Swift has been on tour with her parents, renowned jazz pianist Hod O’Brien and celebrated jazz singer and educator/author Stephanie Nakasian and her first appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center was at age 11, when she performed at the “Women in Jazz” series. She has also appeared on stage with Jon Hendricks, Annie Ross, Esperanza Spalding, Joe Lovano, Bob Dorough, and others. In addition to performing the Great American Songbook and bebop and vocalese classics, Swift is also a passionate devotee of the 1920s and 1930s and has sung with Vince Giordano, Terry Waldo, and Drew Nugent. Her latest album, Confessions, was recorded with accompaniment from the Benny Green Trio.
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