making hot jazz sound cool (Blue Monk Moods)


Svetlana is a critically acclaimed "outstanding" (Wall Street Journal) vocalist from New York and a leader of the New York based swing band, The Delancey Five ("NYC Darlings" Time Out).  Svetlana's shows transport the audiences to the carnival of sound, seamlessly moving from sophisticated and sultry retrospection to a rowdy joyous dance party.  Svetlana and her band have headlined sold out shows in the premier venues and festivals across the US and internationally (Tel Aviv Blues Festival, Italian Villas and Jazz Festival,  Blue Note Jazz Festival - as well as the Blue Note,  BBKings Blues Club, Iridium Jazz Club, Joe's Pub, Boston's Regatta Bar, many Performance Arts Theaters and Festivals around the US) - gaining critical acclaim from audiences and press alike by presenting exhilarating shows that combine the charm of Svetlana's sultry swinging vocals, with the the excitement, power, and unpredictable improvisational aspects of her "little big band", the Delancey Five.  Svetlana's album Night at the Speakeasy (produced by Grammy Award winning Guy Eckstine) has been released to critical acclaim on Origin Records, charted on Jazz Radio charts (was among "most added" in Jan 2016) and was critic's choice for Top 10 2016 albums (Classicalite, Vents Magaizne).   



"Breakfast at Tiffany's meets Some Like it Hot"  "Erudite purist torchy" (Alan Young, New York Music Daily)
"Energetic" "Outstanding vocalist and songwriter" (Will Frieldwald, Wall Street Journal)
“Sophisti-pop”… Exuberant, foot-stompin’ music that combines swing with pop-singer/songwriter sensibilities”. (WPIX11 News)
"NYC darlings" (Time Out NY) 
"Once-in-a-lifetime voice… A perfect storm of a night...  encapsulated the enchantment of ... 1920s dancing, romancing, drinking, grooving, laughing and having the time of their lives.... One for the ages” (Aquarian Weekly) 

Photographer: Luba Proger

Musician: Svetlana Shmulyian

Location: Navy Yard, Brooklyn, NY, 2014