“A serious new voice has arrived called Veronica Swift. Find her.” — Jonathan Schwartz, WNYC Radio
At just 23 years of age Veronica Swift has been recognized as one of the top young singers in jazz for her distinctive voice, sterling musicianship, and deep repertoire including great American standards and updated jazz vocalese classics. The daughter of jazz vocalist Stephanie Nakasian and the late bebop pianist Hod O’Brien, Veronica has already appeared at Lincoln Center, Telluride Jazz Festival, Blues Alley, The Jazz Cruise, and Birdland, performing with Jon Hendricks, Michael Feinstein, Annie Ross, Esperanza Spalding, Joe Lovano, Bob Dorough, Paquito d’Rivera, and other established jazz artists. She earned second place in the 2015 Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition and recently graduated from The University of Miami Frost School of music where she was a full-scholarship student.
Veronica has an ongoing Saturday night residency at Birdland. Her recent CD, “Lonely Woman,” features some of the best young jazz players on the scene including Emmet Cohen and Benny Benack III.