At 21, jazz vocalist Veronica O’Brien (stage name Veronica Swift) is a seasoned pro, with two albums as a leader (and a number of others as an accompanist) under her belt. Veronica was selected through a nationwide audition in the summer of 2011 as the first singer to be part of the Telluride Jazz All-Star Band for a performance at the legendary Colorado music festival. Her style recalls Peggy Lee.
Veronica has headlined at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City, Blues Alley in Washington, D.C., and with her parents at the Jazz Standard in NYC, as well as numerous festivals and clubs around the country. In the spring of 2011, she was the featured singer at the premier of trumpeter John D’Earth’s “Ephemera” symphony at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville, VA and performed with the 2012 Grammy Jazz Choir.