Jeff Rupert Quartet w/Veronica Swift - SOLD OUT
The outstanding Jeff Rupert Quartet with stunning jazz vocalist, Veronica Swift, return to the Bamboo. Don't miss this very special performance!
Jeff Rupert is a Yamaha performing artist, a record producer, recording artist, freelance tenor saxophonist, full-time professor, and Director of Jazz Studies at the University of Central Florida (UCF).
Rupert has been a featured soloist on dozens of recordings with artists like Maynard Ferguson, Sam Rivers, Mel Tormé, Diane Schuur and Benny Carter. He played on Carter's Harlem Renaissance which won a GRAMMY. He played with the New Jersey-based Blues band The Fins. He has also played with Kevin Mahogany, Ernestine Anderson, Joe Farnsworth, Ray Drummond, pianist Benny Green, Kenny Drew Jr., trumpeter Michael Philip Mossman, and pianist and singer Judy Carmichael.
In addition to performing the Great American Songbook and Bebop and Vocalese classics, Veronica Swift is also a passionate devotee of 20s and 30s music and has sung with Vince Giordano, Terry Waldo, and Drew Nugent.
At age 23, Veronica Swift is now being recognized around the country as one of the top young jazz singers on the scene.
In the fall of 2015, she won second place at the prestigious Thelonious Monk Jazz Competition. In 2016 she was asked to perform a concert of her own at the Tribeca Performing Arts Center in New York City and she was a guest artist with Michael Feinstein at Jazz at Lincoln Center with the Tedd Firth Big Band and Marilyn Maye and Freda Payne. Veronica’s first appearance at Jazz at Lincoln Center was at age 11 when she performed at the “Women in Jazz” series at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola.