Veronica Swift

Veronica Swift, born 1994, is an American jazz and bebop performer. Swift was part of a musical family and was raised in Charlottesville. She was the daughter of jazz pianist Hod O’Brien and Stephanie Nakasian. She recorded her first album, Veronica’s House of Jazz (2004) at the age of nine. Richie Cole played with her father’s rhythm section. At this point, she began touring with her parents. She appeared in Women in Jazz at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola at the age of eleven. At 13, she released her second album It’s Great To Be Alive (2007) on which Harry Allen, a saxophonist, also performed. Swift received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami’s Frost School of Music in jazz voice. Swift also composed Vera Icon, a gothic-rock opera about a murderous nun. Swift said she needed an outlet for her anger at her father’s death and that she needed to use a more dramatic medium to express it. Lonely Woman is Swift’s 2015 album. It includes two songs performed with her father at piano. This may be the last recorded by Hod O’Brien, who passed away in 2016. Swift was second in the 2015 Thelonious Monk Competition. Swift moved to New York City after graduation. She played Saturday nights at Birdland’s jazz club. She also appeared with Benny Green and Chris Botti. Wynton Marsalis was her touring partner, as well as the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra. Bill Milkowski believes she has perfect pitch and phrasing. [2][3] Tom Lord has four recordings of her playing in jazz between 2004- 2018. She toured with the Benny Green Trio in 2019 From Wikipedia

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