Benny Green's 2018 release. A recording session led by prodigy vocalist Veronica Swift made such an impact on Green that he expanded his own generally instrumental traditions and began collaborating with both Swift and his trio. Green's authoritative skill at the keyboard and hard-swinging ensemble were the perfect sonic landscape for Swift's masterful musicianship and organic approach to scat singing, with Swift proving her voice was the perfect soloing instrument to complement Green's stylistic swing.
Veronica's Newest Album as co-leader with Orlando Saxophonist and educator Jeff Rupert. Together they present a product that encompasses the spirit of Stan Getz and the Gilberto/Jobim partnership, as well as the bebop side of Getz and even a tint of Gershwin's finest symphonic melodies. With some originals of theirs as well, they hope you enjoy "Let's Sail Away"
This album showcases the up and coming Jazz sensation Veronica Swift. She is accompanied by her father, bebop sensation Hod O'Brien, and some of the greatest new names on the scene (Emmet Cohen, Beny Benack III, Daryl Johns, Scott Lowrie, and Matt Wigler). Special Guest Stephanie Nakasian (Her mother) tops this plethora of talent as they all perform great selections of standards as well as some lost gems.
On her second album as a leader with special guest Harry Allen, Veronica explores the deeper repertoire of Johnny Mercer, Charlie Parker, and Bob Dorough with songs about enjoying life through the awkward "tween" stage. This record is perfect for grandchildren in the 10-11-12 age that are just getting into jazz. It features (father) Hod O'Brien on piano, Neal Miner on Bass, Jeff Brillinger on drums, and tenor saxophonist Harry Allen and (mother) Stephanie Nakasian as guest vocalist.
On her debut album, Veronica Swift sings her favorite vocalese classics like Annie Ross' "Twisted" and Jon Hendricks' "Four." She also sings selections that are perfect for introducing children to Jazz. Ideal gift for your grandchildren or young music students just getting into jazz music. Featuring (father) jazz pianist Hod O'Brien, Peter Spaar on bass, Ron Free on drums, and special guest alto saxophonist Richie Cole and (mother) Stephanie Nakasian as guest vocalist.