Veronica Swift. Photo by Matt Baker.

Veronica Swift

Saturday 16 November 2024, 19:30

Prices from £25.00 to £37.50

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Veronica presents her third album, which is a masterful coming-out story. On her previous albums, Confessions (2019) and This Bitter Earth (2021), she ascended to the upper echelon of early 21st-century jazz singers because of her virtuosic brilliance, interpretive ingenuity, bracing songwriting, and keen arrangements.

While her first two albums solidified her position in modern jazz, Veronica Swift shows she’s more than a jazz singer, exploring French and Italian opera, European classical music, bossa nova, blues, industrial rock, funk, and vaudeville. She pulls the feat off without the results sounding callow or pastiche. Swift’s expansive artistic voice remains firmly intact regardless of genre.

Swift describes this personal artistic statement on her new album as ‘transgenre’. ‘I grew up immersed in the culture of jazz music, blessed to have had some of the greats as mentors, and I felt a deep familial duty to uphold that tradition,’ she says, reflecting on her parents – jazz singer and educator, Stephanie Nakasian, and bebop pianist, Hod O’Brien.

Recommended age: 14+

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