Night at the Speakeasy

Night at the Speakeasy

Svetlana and the Delancey Five

Label: OA2 Records
Format: CD
Barcode: 0805552212624
Catalog number: OA2 22126
Releasedate: 12-02-16
"...incredible tone, she swings hard, and the accent is just irresistible... Astrid Gilberto via Moscow." - Guy Eckstine
Every Monday, as she has over the past three years, the Russian-born Svetlana assembles her band of all-star musicians to play for a packed room of dancers and listeners at the Lower East Side's Back Room, an authentic New York speakeasy operating since Prohibition. Though a centerpiece of the resurgent hot jazz & swing scene, the band's diverse set list - from Ellington to Tin Pan Alley to the Beatles, the Beach Boys, and several originals - their nuanced musicianship, and Svetlana's engaging vocals, together offers the band a broad appeal beyond their most obvious audience. Produced by the Grammy-award winning Guy Eckstine with special guest, trombonist, vocalist and arranger Wycliffe Gordon, and liner notes by the Wall Street Journal's Great American songbook aficionado, Will Friedwald, "Night at the Speakeasy" offers an exuberant, top-flight musical experience.
Svetlana is a vocalist, songwriter, and arranger from New York with the sound that has at once tenderness, warmth, soulfulness and vulnerability, as well as unexpected edge and power of a seasoned vocalist. She earned an MA from the Manhattan School of Music in 2015, where she studied vocal performance with Theo Bleckmen, Gretchen Parlato, and Kate McGherry, and composition and arranging with James McNeely and Phil Markowitz. With sold out shows as a band-leader at such legendary New York venues as BB Kings, City Winery, Kitano Jazz, Zinc Bar, Drom, Barbes, 92nd Street Y, Rockwood Music Hall, and large scale swing dance and underground speakeasy events, Svetlana has earned accolades from jazz musicians, audiences and press alike with her poised and charming stage presence, luscious vocals and strong musicianship. As a band leader, Svetlana has performed with many acclaimed jazz musicians, most notably, guitarists Randy Johnson & James Chirillo, trombonist & vocalist Wycliffe Gordon, and pianists Gordon Webster & John Webber. She also maintains a busy performance schedule appearing as a side-person in performances with groups ranging from big bands to pop, gypsy swing, klezmer, 100-person gospel choir, experimental electronic projects and small jazz ensembles, in the venues such as Smalls Jazz Club, Carnegie Hall, LePoisson Rouge, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Town Hall, National Yiddish Theatre and more. - See more at: