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Veronica Swift at the Pittsfield CityJAZZ Festival

By Berkshires Jazz (other events)

Friday, October 12 2018 8:00 PM 10:00 PM
 
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The online box office is now closed. Tickets will be available at the venue starting at 6:30pm if you will be joining us for dinner; 7:30pm for general admission seating.

 

Fast-rising vocalist Veronica Swift opens headline weekend for the 14th annual Pittsfield CityJAZZ Fesetival with the Berkshires Jazz All-Star Trio, in a concert at Legion Hall, 41 Wendell Ave. Advance tickets for the 8pm concert are $25 ($30 at the door), with an optional Italian buffet dinner ($17) available starting at 6:30pm. The buffet features salad, Brenda’s famous meatballs, sausages, pasta, dessert and coffee...all for $17, including tax and gratuity.

At age 24, Veronica Swift is being recognized as one of the top young jazz singers on the scene.  She performed at Jazz at Lincoln Center at age 11, as part of the “Women in Jazz” series at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. She won second place at the prestigious Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition in 2015, and her album from that same year, “Lonely Woman,” features some of the hottest young jazz players on the scene.

She moved to New York City in 2016 and almost immediately started performing every Saturday night at the legendary Birdland Jazz Club, a gig she continues to maintain when she isn't on the road. Earlier this year, she appeared in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s reprisal of the famous Benny Goodman Carnegie Hall concert. 

In addition to performing the Great American Songbook and bebop and vocalese classics, Swift is also a passionate devotee of 20s and 30s music.

Last year at this time, she was on tour with Chris Botti in California. We are delighted to welcome her to the Pittsfield CityJAZZ Festival. The Berkshires Jazz All-Star Trio includes Benny Kohn, piano; Mary Ann McSweeney, bass; and Conor Meehan, drums.

Details on the rest of the festival can be found at www.BerkshiresJazz.org