SVETLANA AND THE DELANCEY FIVE
Making Hot Jazz sound cool! (BlueMonkMoods)
Brings jazz age to the 21st century (PopDust).
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)
"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 vocalist" Svetlana (Will Friedwald, Wall Street Journal), 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!
Originating in the midst of vintage swing culture revival in the only remaining authentic Prohibition Time NYC speakeasy, The Back Room, the band has also toured internationally, appeared on various national and international TV programs (Voice of America, 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.
Available programs include Night at the Speakeasy (Hot Jazz & Swing Tribute); 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), and more