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Veronica Swift: Vocals

Emmet Cohen: Piano (Tracks 1-2, 4-6, 9, 11, 12)

Kyle Poole: Drums (Tracks 1-2, 4-6, 9, 11, 12)

Russell Hall: Bass (Tracks 1-2, 4-6, 9-12)

Benny Green: Piano (Tracks 3, 7-8)

David Wong: Bass (Tracks 3, 7-8)

Kyle Poole: Drums (Tracks 3, 7-8)

Veronica Swift

Confessions

Signed Veronica Swift CDs while supplies last!

Confessions is Veronica Swift’s first effort for Mack Avenue and her proper breakout debut. On the album, alternately accompanied by Benny Green and Emmet Cohen, two of the finest jazz pianists of their respective generations, Swift showcases the powerfully expressive, deliciously evocative voice that’s garnered her so many distinguished opportunities. But there’s more – some X-factors that, in their stealthy way, make Confessions smarter, riskier and altogether deeper than even the most stellar Songbook record.

At just 25 years old, Veronica Swift has built a résumé that even many late-career jazz singers would envy: tours as a featured vocalist with Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra and Chris Botti; a guest collaboration with Michael Feinstein; engagements at A-list clubs like Birdland, Jazz Standard, Dizzy’s Club and Jazz Showcase; gigs at top festivals including Monterey, Montreal and Telluride, where she’s headlined. She began performing with her musician parents, the late pianist Hod O’Brien and the singer/educator/author Stephanie Nakasian, as a child, and in 2015 she earned second place in the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Vocals Competition, the most prestigious contest in the art form. In other words, her command of the vocal-jazz tradition is astounding. 

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