At age 24, Veronica Swift is now being recognized around the country as one of the top young jazz singers on the scene. In the fall of 2015, she won second place at the prestigious Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition. In 2016 she was asked to perform a concert of her own at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center in New York City. Veronica’s first appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center was at age 11 when she performed at the “Women in Jazz” series at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.
Benny Green possesses the history of jazz at his fingertips, with his mastery of keyboard technique and decades of real world experience playing with some of the most celebrated artists of the last half century. Benny has become a highly regarded pianist and bandleader. His efforts to expand upon the language of the classical jazz canon have placed him not only among the best interpreters, but also among the vanguard of musicians keeping jazz’s evolution going.
Veronica Swift and The Benny Green Trio will be performing on Saturday, October 20 at 6:00 pm, and again at 8:30 pm at MCG Jazz, located at 1815 Metropolitan Street. For more information, or to purchase your tickets, visit the MCG Jazz event page.