Svetlana & The Delancey Five ~ A Night at The Speakeasy ~ “Making Hot Jazz Sound Cool”
September 24 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
An event every day that begins at 6:30 pm, repeating until September 25, 2021
Two Concerts Nightly ~ 6:30 PM and 9:00 PM
“SOPHISTI-POP”… EXUBERANT, FOOT-STOMPIN’ MUSIC THAT COMBINES SWING WITH POP-SINGER/SONGWRITER SENSIBILITIES”. (WPIX11 NEWS)
Svetlana is a critically acclaimed “outstanding” (Wall Street Journal) vocalist from New York and a leader of the New York based swing band, The Delancey Five (“NYC Darlings” Time Out). Svetlana’s shows transport the audiences to the carnival of sound, seamlessly moving from sophisticated and sultry retrospection to a rowdy joyous dance party.
“BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S MEETS SOME LIKE IT HOT” (LUCID CULTURE)
Svetlana and her band have headlined sold out shows in the premier venues and festivals across the US and internationally (Tel Aviv Blues Festival, Italian Villas and Jazz Festival, Blue Note Jazz Festival – as well as the Blue Note, BBKings Blues Club, Iridium Jazz Club, Joe’s Pub, Boston’s Regatta Bar, many Performance Arts Theaters and Festivals around the US) – gaining critical acclaim from audiences and press alike by presenting exhilarating shows that combine the charm of Svetlana’s sultry swinging vocals, with the the excitement, power, and unpredictable improvisational aspects of her “little big band”, the Delancey Five.
“OUTSTANDING BAND…. EXCEPTIONAL VOCALIST AND SONGWRITER” (WILL FRIEDWALD, WALL STREET JOURNAL)
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 (was among “most added” in Jan 2016) and was critic’s choice for Top 10 2016 albums (Classicalite, Vents Magaizne).
“NEW YORK CITY’S DARLING” (TIME OUT NY)
Russian by birth – American by music: Svetlana is a New York-based acclaimed chart-topping vocalist, composer, band leader, educator, and a Manhattan School of Music MA and Columbia PhD graduate. She is a recipient of a grant from Jazz Road/South Arts funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation with additional support from Andrew Mellon Foundation. She is a Finalist of the Paul Carr’s 2019 Discovery Act Competition, finalist of the American Music Abroad program, and an alternate of the 2019 & 20 American traditions vocal competitions.
Svetlana’s sound blends swing, straight-ahead jazz and original material, forging deep connections with audiences with her strong vocals, charismatic performance style, exciting improvisational aspects of performance, and engaging storytelling. Svetlana’s latest record, Night at the Movies, debuted #1 on US Billboard Traditional Jazz Album Charts in 2019 (produced by Grammy Award winning Matt Pierson, and arranged by Gill Goldstein – ft Wycliffe Gordon, Sullivan Fortner, Pasqualle Grasso, Rogerio Boccato, Jon Eric Kelso and more) and has been distributed in Japan by the Inpartmaint label. Svetlana’s album Night at the Speakeasy (produced by Grammy Award winning Guy Eckstine and ft Wycliffe Gordon) has been released to critical acclaim on Origin Records in 2015, charted on US Jazz Radio charts. Both of Svetlana’s records have played on jazz radio iglobally and were among the “top of the year” critic’s lists.
Svetlana has performed professionally since 2011 after reaching success as management consultant and associate professor at Columbia University – and has toured with her various bands nationally and internationally since 2017, headlining hundreds of sold out shows in in the US and abroad. 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, Jesuralem Globus Festival, Italian Rovigo Jazz Festival, India’s Total Environment Foundation, Canada’s Jazz Bistro, 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).
Visit Svetlana @ svetlanajazz.com