This NYC vocal prodigy placed second at the Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition, showcasing Gershwin, Getz and Jobim flavour in her set at jazz festivals around the US.

One of the fastest rising jazz vocalists in America, 24 year old US singer Veronica Swift was a child prodigy. Swift grew up onstage with her musical parents, playing and touring alongside her jazz pianist father Hod O’Brien and her mother, celebrated singer Stephanie Nakasian. Accompanied by Richie Cole, her father’s rhythm section and saxophonist Harry Allen, Swift recorded two albums as a child at ages 9 and 13. Making her onstage debut at 11 years old performing at the Women In Jazz concert at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Swift then began performing regularly all over the world. 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 of her non-stop touring schedule include headlining the Telluride Jazz Festival during her 10th appearance, touring with Wynton Marsalis, and appearing at the Monterey and Montreal Jazz festivals. Her latest 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.

Veronica Swift (vocals), Matt McMahon (piano) Ashley Turner (bass) Andrew Dickeson (drums)