SVETLANA & THE NEW YORK SWING COLLECTIVE

“Exuberant Foot-stopming Music” (WPIX 11) “Brings jazz into the 21st Century” (PopDust) “Exceptional Vocalist and Songwriter” (Will Friedwald, Wall Street Journal)

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Cell Theatre, NYC January 2019

Cell Theatre, NYC January 2019

Birdland Jazz Club, June 2018

Birdland Jazz Club, June 2018

Blue Note Festival - Blue Note, June 2017

Blue Note Festival - Blue Note, June 2017

DC Jazz Festival,Washington DC, Jun 2018

DC Jazz Festival,Washington DC, Jun 2018

Windmills Of Your Mind, Bangalore, India

Windmills Of Your Mind, Bangalore, India

About

After taking New York City by storm, scintillating soprano Svetlana is conquering the world with the sound of her New York Swing Collective, a determined group of young jazz talents on a mission to uplift, energize… and spread the joy of what WPIX/11 News called “exuberant foot–stomping music that com­bines New York swing with pop singer/songwriter sensibilities.” A performance by Svetlana and the New York Swing Collective is a colorful carnival of sound, seamlessly moving from sophisticated and sultry retro­spection to a joyfully rowdy dance party. “An outstanding band... Exceptional vocalist and songwriter!” (The Wall Street Journal). Svetlana and her band have headlined sold out shows in renown jazz clubs, performing arts centers in the US (Blue note / Blue note festival, RegattaBar, Jazz Standard, DC Jazz Festival) and some internationally (Tel Aviv Blues Festival, Italian Rovigo Jazz Festival, Bethesda Blues and Jazz Club, Tel Aviv Blues Festival and more) - holding crowds breathless from intimate house concerts to 1,500 people strong outdoor series in Brooklyn, NY, delivering "great sounding, great looking, highly entertaining unique tight show - with big sound and deeply personal sincere connection with the audience!" (Festival Presenter, USA). 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 in the US and has been played around the world and was critic's choice for Top 10 2015 albums for several jazz critics lists (Classicalite, Vents Magaizne). Svetlana's upcoming record, Night at the Movies (produced by Grammy Award winning Matt Pierson, and arranged by Gill Goldstein - ft Wycliffe Gordon, Sullivan Fortner and more) is due for release Spring, 2019.

CURRENT PERSONNEL:

Russian-by-birth / American-by-music, a natural entertainer from an early age, critically acclaimed vocalist, composer, arranger and NYSC band-leader SVETLANA is “Astrid Gilberto via Moscow” (Guy Eckstine, Grammy Award Winning Producer), "erudite, purist torchy jazz chanteuse" (Lucid Culture), “Exceptional vocalist songwriter!” (Wall Street Journal), her first album was released to critical acclaim in '15, her new album (ft Wycliffe Gordon, Sullivan Fortner) due for release Sept'19.

Pianist / composer WILLERM DELISFORT is a messenger of life using music as his tool. Born in Little Haiti Miami, his family exposed him to music from a very early age while teaching him the importance of being able to dance and feel the embrace of the music. WIllerm’s career extends the styles ranging from Jazz, Gospel, R&B – making him in-demand with most prominent artists of these genres, performing and recording all over the world. Willerm is a prominent jazz educator (Carnegie Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center) and his own group can be seen in venerable NYC clubs (Lincoln Center)

Drummer HENRY CONERWAY III is a leading presence on the jazz scene, working with such global touring artists as Freddy Cole; Marcus Printup; Jazzmeia Horn; and more. A Detroit native, his thirst for the jazz was nurtured by his mother, a lover of music, and his father, a brilliant classical violinist,. He has performed all over the world – his album “With Pride for Dignity” debuted at #1 on the @itunes Jazz Charts

Detroit native ENDEA OWENS is a vibrant bassist mentored by the likes of Marcus Belgrave, Ron Carter, Rodney Whitaker. She has toured with Dee Dee Bridgewater, Jazzmeia Horn, Camille Thurman, and more. Endea is a 2019 Lincoln Center Awardee for Emerging Artists

Press

“Exceptional Vocalist and Songwriter” (Will Friedwald, Wall Street Journal)

"Once-in-a-lifetime voice… A perfect storm of a night... One for the ages” (Aquarian Weekly)

“Astrud Gilberto via Moscow” (Guy Eckstine)

“Magnificent energy” (Wycliffe Gordon)

“NYC Darlings” (Time Out)

“Exuberant Foot-stopming Music” (WPIX 11)

“Brings jazz into the 21st Century” (PopDust)

“Breakfast at Tiffany’s Meets Some Like It Hot” (Lucid Culture)

programs:

Night at the Speakeasy - Hot Jazz & Swing

Night at the Movies - Sound-tracks to cinema from 1930s to today!

Rock & Pop Remixed - Jazz arrangements of Modern Standards

Tribute Programs - Ella, Ella & Louis, Ellington, and more. Holiday Swing, Jazz for Kids

RECENT Notable Performances

Notable US Festivals: Blue Note Jazz Festival, DC Jazz Festival

India: India’s Total Environment Foundation - Windmills Craftworks

Canada: Jazz Bistro (Toronto), Upstairs (Montreal), Aeolian (London, ON)

Florida Tour: Gold Coast Jazz Society, Blue Bamboo, Miami Dede Arts Center, Arts Garazhe

South Tour: Jazz Corner at Hilton Head; Athens GA Jazz Association

California Tour: Yoshi’s, Blue Note Napa, Theatre Deville, San Louis Obispo Jazz Federation

Notable Jazz Clubs: Blue Note (NY), Joe’s Pub (NY), Jazz Standard (NY), NightTown (Cleveland, OH), Bethesda Jazz & Blues (Bethesda, MD), Twins Jazz (Washington, DC), Birdland (NYC),

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VIDEOS

New Album - Night at the Movie EPK

music

2019 Levitt Pavilion, Bethlehem, PA July 2019

Upcoming Shows

Past shows 2019