Washington Performing Arts: Veronica Swift
At only 24 years old, Veronica Swift is already a firmly established jazz artist. Prolific in everything from swing to bebop to the Great American Songbook, and a whiz at rigorous vocal techniques like vocalese and scat, Swift counts Wynton Marsalis and Chris Botti as her most trusted mentors and frequent collaborators. She’s also become an increasingly familiar (and welcome!) face in WPA circles, having been a featured vocalist with Botti in 2018 and, even more recently, having dazzled audiences this year at “On the Air: A Glenn Miller Swing Celebration” with the U.S. Air Force Band.