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Interviews

Jazz’s best journalists ask questions and jazz’s best artists answer them.

Sheila Jordan, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Veronica Swift: Three Generations of Vocal Jazz

One of the many highlights of the 40th Detroit Jazz Festival was a freewheeling conversation in the Talk Tent between three charismatic female vocalists. The eldest, 91-year-old Sheila Jordan (still a mere 90 at the time of this interview), is a Detroit native who burst onto the New York scene in the ’50s, struggled through … Read More “Sheila Jordan, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Veronica Swift: Three Generations of Vocal Jazz”

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Veronica Swift: The Real Deal

Veronica Swift’s raw talent was derived from the perfect blend of nature and nurture. She’s the daughter of pianist Hod O’Brien and jazz vocalist Stephanie Nakasian. Veronica was drenched in good jazz from birth and she’s a natural, a beautiful young woman with heart and soul and drive, whose tenure at the University of Miami’s … Read More “Veronica Swift: The Real Deal”

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