SVETLANA AND THE DELANCEY FIVE 

photo by Nina Galicheva

photo by Nina Galicheva

ABOUT SVETLANA & THE DELANCEY FIVE

Svetlana is "Breakfast at Tiffany's served at the 21st Century Speakeasy" (Allan Young, New York Music Daily), "Exceptional vocalist and songwriter" (Will Frieldwald, Wall Street Journal), "Making Hot Jazz sound cool!" (BlueMonkMoods)

"Prepare to swing and be moved!" (JazzLives) as Svetlana and the Delancey Five transport you to the carnival of sound, seamlessly moving from sophisticated tender tones to a rowdy "exuberant, foot-stomping music combining swing and pop-singer/songwriter sensibilities" (WPIX11TV) fit for the 21st Century!   Fronted by the "energetic" (Will Friedwald, Wall Street Journal) Svetlana Shmulyan, the band has headlined many sold-out shows in the US, from the premier venues such as the Blue Note, Iridium, Joe's Pub, to the packed and sweaty underground New York speakeasies, and the band's Times Square Swing Flashmobs where "the crowd of revelers" (Time Out NY) gyrate together to the band’s jubilant playing!

The band has also toured internationally, appeared on various national and international TV programs (US Travel Channel, UK's Virgin Atlantic TV, Israel's iTV, Russian's My Planet, German's Channel 1, Japanese Travel TV, Brazilian Chicas of NY, and more) and has been featured in numerous international news and music and lifestyle publications (Huffington Post, All About Jazz, Wall Street Journal, PopWrapper, Broadway World, and more). Band's record Night at the Speakeasy (produced by Guy Eckstine and featuring Wycliffe Gordon) has premiered among the "most added" on JazzWeek and CMJ Jazz Radio charts, received a 4-star rating from AllAboutJazz, and gathered accolades as "The Best of 2016" on Classicalite Music news site.  

PRESS

"Breakfast at Tiffany's meets Some Like it Hot" (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) 

 

PROGRAMS

- Night at the Speakeasy (hot jazz and swing) 
- Night at the Movies (creative jazz arrangements of original movie sound-tracks from 1930s to today)
- Radio Speakeasy (vintage jazz arrangements of modern pop and rock tunes)  
- Swinging Holidays (jazz for holiday season) 
- Lindy Hop 100 (tribute to 100 anniversary of Lindy hop and Savoy Ballroom Dance Bands)  
- Ella 100 Tribute, Ella & Louis Verve Records 60 years tribute;  Duke & Ella Tribute;  George & Ella Tribute;  What a Wonderful World 50 years! (Louis Armstrong tribute) 
- Swing Makes You Sing (introducing Jazz to Kids)