(Posted November 26, 2019)

HUNTINGDON, Pa. – One of the top young jazz singers in the nation will deliver sounds of the season at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6, in the Halbritter Center for the Performing Arts at Juniata College. 

Jazz and bebop singer Veronica Swift’s performance is a part of the Juniata Presents performance art series. This ticketed event is open to the public. 

Based in New York City, New York, Swift has established a reputation as a creative improviser with an affinity for timeless classics. She leads audiences on a journey that weaves the influence of jazz legends with the voice of the future. 

In addition to performing the Great American Songbook and Bebop and Vocalese classics, Swift is a passionate devotee of music from the 1920s and 1930s and has sung with Vince Giordano, Terry Waldo, and Drew Nugent.

The daughter of jazz musicians, Swift’s first appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center was when she was 11 years old. In the fall of 2015, she won second place at the prestigious Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition. 

Her 2015 album, “Lonely Woman,” features some of the hottest young jazz players on the scene including Emmet Cohen, Benny Bennack III, Daryl Johns, Matt Wigler, and Scott Lowrie.

Then, one year later, she was asked to perform a concert of her own at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center in New York City and was a guest artist with Michael Feinstein at Jazz at Lincoln Center with the Tedd Firth Big Band and Marilyn Maye and Freda Payne Also in 2016, she headlined at the Telluride Jazz Festival. She began her residency at the Birdland Jazz Club in New York City and began touring in 2018.  

For tickets or to learn more about Juniata Presents events, visit: www.juniatapresents.com, or call (814) 641-JTIX (5849). General admissions tickets for single performances are $20, except where otherwise noted. Single-show tickets for seniors over age 65 and children age 18 and under are $12. Juniata College students are admitted free with a student ID.

Contact April Feagley at feaglea@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3131 for more information.