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Svetlana with Seth Weaver's Big Band at Zinc Bar, NYC.  Photo by Nina Galicheva


Svetlana has been a featured soloist with several big bands (including Seth Weaver Big Band, Manhattan School Of Music Big Band, NY Jazz Academy Big Band and more), including her monthly residency at New York's legendary Zinc Bar, with Seth Weave Big Band.  Svetlana is in the process of developing her own big band project, Modern Times Big Band, combining classic big band sound, thrilling arrangements by the best NYC big band leaders, and Svetlana's own captivating front woman stage presence and vocals! Modern Times Big Band borrows it's name from a 1936 American comedy film written and directed by Charlie Chaplin - in which Chaplin's iconic character struggles to survive in the modern, industrialized world - with the music and love shining the light towards uncertain but hopeful future!  Modern Times Big Band music reflects this idealism - and also provides thrilling experience that can be appreciated both by the jazz lovers and the 21st century modern audiences alike! Available repertoire includes American Songbook classics, Holiday Classics and Svetlana's Originals. 

Photos by Nina Galicheva and Richard Velasco