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 Frost School of Music deeply enhanced her skills. In 2015, a pivotal year, she became a finalist in the Thelonious Monk International Vocal Competition, received her degree, and moved to New York City.
Upon settling in Manhattan, Veronica appeared weekly at Birdland Jazz Club, embraced by club owner Gianni Valenti. Her skyward trajectory led to touring with Chris Botti and Wynton Marsalis, and a new album on Mack Avenue Records called Confessions. She has recently experienced the highs of success and the lows of tragedy: industry-wide recognition, coupled with the loss of her beloved father.