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“She has a miraculous voice, musical ability, and technique, as well as an innate gift for entertaining a crowd.”
Wall Street Journal (March 16, 2021)

With a repertoire running the gamut from swing to bebop to the Great American Songbook, Veronica Swift is a young but fully fledged star on the international jazz scene. Boasting a clear and lilting tone and radiant stage presence, she is also a master of rigorous vocal techniques like vocalese and scat. In the Wall Street Journal’s words: “[Swift] might be the best scat singer since Ella Fitzgerald, Anita O’Day, Sarah Vaughan and Mel Tormé.”

Having first gained widespread attention in high-profile collaborations with the likes of Wynton Marsalis and Chris Botti, she has developed a devoted following among Washington Performing Arts audiences for her appearances with Mr. Botti, with the United States Air Force Band (in our April 2019 tribute to Glenn Miller), and on our 2019 Gala stage. She demonstrates her accomplishment as a leader in this Home Delivery Plus set at Sixth & I, performing selections from her 2021 album, This Bitter Earth, along with additional jazz standards, rock classics, and more.

As Swift remarked recently, “This show for Washington Performing Arts is not only a comeback after a year long hiatus of no gigs, but it is a rebirth…. The songs I’ve picked for this show encompass some of This Bitter Earth’s message, but also we have included new songs that mix classical with rock and roll and funk as well as jazz. I now know, my purpose as an artist is to break down these genre barriers and fully immerse the audience in what to me is just simply: music.”

Veronica Swift, vocals
with
Mathis Picard, piano
Chris Whiteman, guitar
Alexander Claffy, bass
Kyle Poole, drums

Featuring a Headline Artist performance plus: 

Soundcheck: The Arts, Undistanced: Wynton Marsalis in conversation with Veronica Swift—part of a new WPA series. 

Linger Longer: In conversation with Washington Performing Arts Artist-in-Residence Murray Horwitz, Veronica Swift takes viewers on a tour of a Spotify playlist she has curated especially for Home Delivery Plus

Single-Event Price: $20
Student Price: $4 (with free Gateway Student Ticket Program registration)

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Sound Check

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Northern Trust

The Arts, Undistanced is made possible through the generous support of an anonymous donor and Northern Trust.

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Spotify

Ticketholders can “Linger Longer” following Veronica Swift’s Home Delivery Plus Headline Artist performance as Swift joins Washington Performing Arts Artist-in-Residence Murray Horwitz in conversation and takes viewers on a tour of a Spotify playlist she has curated especially for Home Delivery Plus. While the listening party is available only on Home Delivery Plus, this Spotify playlist is free for your enjoyment, anytime!

Special Thanks

Event Sponsors

This performance is made possible through the generous support of Ellen and Michael Gold.

Home Delivery Plus performances recorded at Sixth & I are made possible in part through the generous support of the Galena-Yorktown Foundation.

Linger Longers on Home Delivery Plus are made possible through the generous support of an anonymous donor.

Series Sponsors

Thank you to the following lead supporters of Washington Performing Arts’s mission-driven work in 2020/21, including presentation of Home Delivery Plus: Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated; D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities; Betsy and Robert Feinberg; Dr. Gary Mather and Ms. Christina Co Mather; the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program and the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts; Tom Gallagher; The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; and the Dallas Morse Coors Foundation for the Performing Arts.

DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities

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