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Veronica Swift Live at the Annenberg for PSJazzFest!

Swift's performances surpass the boundaries of genre classification, enchanting sold-out audiences with her seamless transitions from Ella to Judy, and from Grace Slick to the Dresden Dolls.

$125, $65, $40 (1.5 hrs)

Category: Live Music Performance, Annenberg Theater, PSJazzFest

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The buzz-worthy young vocalist set the jazz world on fire after her second-place finish at the 2015 Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, in which she wowed judges Dee Dee Bridgewater, Al Jarreau and Patti Austin. Shortly thereafter she landed a weekly residency at the historic jazz venue Birdland.  Swift has toured with Wynton Marsalis, and has shared the stage with Chris Botti, Michael Feinstein, Jon Hendricks, Paquito D’Rivera, Esperanza Spalding, and Joe Lovano. 
Swift has now expanded her style, establishing herself as a skilled rock and soul singer, as well as a dynamic performer. Her third album, “TransGenre” (2023), will mixes jazz and classical with rock, soul and funk while paying homage to greats like Janis Joplin, David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix and Duke Ellington. Swift’s ability to transcend different styles and fully embody them with authenticity to tell a story makes her one of the most skilled singers in any genre and displays her theatrical approach as a performer and artist. 

Raised in Charlottesville, Virginia, Swift grew up on the road with her parents (jazz pianist Hod O'Brien and vocalist Stephanie Nakasian). At age 9, she began her performing and recording career. As a child, she headlined at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Dizzy’s Club and appeared at major U.S. festivals such as the Telluride Jazz Fest. She went on to receive a bachelor of music degree from University of Miami’s Frost School of Music.  
Swift's recent performances have surpassed the boundaries of genre classification, enchanting sold-out audiences with her seamless transitions from Ella Fitzgerald to Judy Garland, and from Grace Slick to the "Brechtian punk cabaret" of Dresden Dolls. Her drummer, Brian Viglione, is a member of that band. Audiences everywhere have been blown away with the level of Swift’s expertise and astounding talent.  
“Eclectic and adventurous, she injects funk and scat into her reading of Nine Inch Nails’ ‘Closer,’ recasts Queen’s ‘The Show Must Go On’ with some Afro-Cuban mystery and puts the punk into the standard ‘Don’t Rain on My Parade.’” - Minneapolis Star Tribune 

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$125 VIP Front Orchestra 

$65 Premier Center Orchestra

$40 General Admission: Rear Orchestra

Things to Know
This event is for 12 and older.
The entrance to the Annenberg Theater is located behind the Annenberg Theater Box Office, adjacent to the Palm Springs Art Museum's North Parking Lot.
Ample free public parking is available in the multi-level public garage across from the Palm Springs Art Museum.
Handicap parking is available.
This event is wheelchair accessible.
The organizer of this event is PSJazzFest.

Event Check-in Location
The Annenberg Theater
101 N Museum Dr
Palm Springs, CA 92262
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Photo Credits: Mack Avenue Records –

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