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My View: New York Old Friend Travels To Florida

 Young & Old Friends of great music had much to celebrate at Jan McArt’s Live at Lynn Series at Lynn University last night. Clint Holmes, Veronica Swift and Nicolas King brought the Musical Review “New York, Old Friend” to  the Live at Lynn Theatre Series produced by Jan McArt.   As Johnny Carson once said about a super singer (Marilyn Maye), “You young singers if you want to see how it’s done listen to this”…..That directive would have been also been given by Johnny if he heard the vocal virtuosity displayed by Clint Holmes, Nicolas King, and Veronica Swift as they harmonized and blended their pitch perfect voices through the original melodies and lyrics of Kenneth D. Laub.  If that musical mastery wasn’t enough, the ensemble was also supported by superb arrangements by Tedd Firth, who was at the piano leading a big swinging band.  The sounds of Jazz at Lincoln Center and Birdland where the review recently played filled the air of Boca Raton last night and “New York, Old Friend” made many new friends.

Clint Holmes, Veronica Swift, Nicolas King
Tedd Firth, Clint Holmes, Veronica Swift, Nicolas King
Jan McArt
Veronica Swift, & Nicolas King
Tedd Firth & Veronica Swift
Clint Holmes, Veronica Swift, Nicolas King
Tedd Firth, Ken Laub, Stephen Sorokoff, Veronica Swift, Eda Sorokoff, Clint Holmes, Nicolas King
Tedd Firth, Charles Calello, Clay Calello
Eda Sorokoff, Clint Holmes, Jill Switzer
Rob Russell & Avery Sommers
Sandy Fisher, Eda Sorokoff, Jan McArt


Stephen studied at the Manhattan School of Music. Besides being a pianist, Stephen’s business career was in the Fashion Industry. He was CEO of a textile manufacturing facility and President of an international textile machinery company. Stephen was on the Board of Directors of the “First All Children’s Theatre” which brought the Stephen Schwartz musical The Trip and Captain Louie to the Kennedy Center in Wash DC. His wife Eda, an interior space designer and classical pianist was on the Board of Barrington Stage Company and is still active at BSC. Stephen’s photographs, videos and articles appear on, and The New York Observer. He is active in the entertainment events at the Friars Club, where he is a member. Stephen is also an Honorary Board Member of The Society For The Preservation of The Great American Songbook. Stephen

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