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Svetlana and The Delancey Five

Svetlana and The Delancey
Take an exhilarating "energetic" (Wall Street Journal) "dose of jazz vocals" (Time Out), add "shining" instrumentals (Wall Street Journal) and a dash of yesteryear, then mix in a whole lot of musical dexterity and charm - and you have one of New York’s most beloved swing bands, Svetlana & the Delancey Five, rippling through the city, "making hot jazz sound cool" (BlueMonkMoods).

From premier NYC jazz clubs to the underground world of secret speakeasies, Svetlana & The Delancey Five is a "very sweet & naughty" (Jazzlives), "energetic" (Wall Street Journal), "delightful" (WRHU Jazz Radio), Golden Age-inspired swing band. Playing hard swinging 1920s-40s jazz standards as well as charismatic originals, and featuring Svetlana's "fine and graceful" (Jazzlives) "made for jazz" (Streetcredmusic) vocals backed by the band members' harmonizing and virtuoso instrumentals - their tunes are so infectious, they'll steal your heart and sweep you off your feet!

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..  Svetlana has been collecting accolades from local and international press ("at home with the swing... fine graceful singing" (jazzlives.com); "energetic vocalist" (wall street journal); "superb... want to hear more... voice made for jazz, great range and a sultry feminine sound" (streetcredmusic.com); "in her element when she swings... makes hot jazz sound cool" (bluemonkmoods); "delightful, sure to please listeners" (WRHU radio); "expressive voice, natural swing" (radiograndbrive; fr); "love this!" (radioadelaide, au); "jazz experimentalist" (broadway world); "strong vocals" (socially superlative); "gives the audiences a dose of modern jazz vocals" (time out NY); "large doze of swing... we are hooked" (O's Place Jazz Magazine)), Svetlana earned MA from the Manhattan School of Music (2015) where she studied vocal performance with Theo Bleckmen, Gretchen Parlato, and Kate McGherry - and composition with James McNealy and Phill Markowitz.

With sold shows, as a band-leader, at such legendary New York venues as Kitano Jazz Zinc Bar, Drom, Barbes, 92 Street Y, Rockwood Music Hall, and large scale swing dance events and etc.) Svetlana has earned accolades from jazz musicians, audiences and press alike with her poised and charming stage presence, enchanting vocals and strong musicianship.  As a band leader, Svetlana has performed with many acclaimed jazz musicians, most notably, with Randy Johnson (guitar), Wycliffe Gordon (trombone and vocal), Gordon Webster (piano),  James Chirillo (guitar), John Webber (piano). Svetlana also maintains a busy performance schedule appearing as in-demand side-person having performed with groups ranging from big bands, to pop, gypsy swing, klezmer, 100 person gospel choir, 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.


“Energetic vocalist” "exceptional singer and songwriter” "outstanding band” (Will Friedwald, Wall Street Journal)

“All I Want” … feels like a jazz standard (Huff Post)

“Sophisticated, sweet, subtle, sexy, swinging”  (Jazz About .com)

“Delightful, sure to please listeners” (WRHU)

”Winsome vocals transport you back to a place and time far away” (Garnet News)

”Friendly, engaging…  Get ready to swing and be moved” (Michael Steinman,JazzLives)

Note: all of the documents, audio and video samples below can be downloaded and used in your publicity by opening the item and then saving to your computer.  Or you can copy the link and use the link on your website by right clicking on the link and then selecting "Copy link location".

JazzLives blog - reviews of my EP, etc
Travel Channel Interview
StreetCred Music blog interview
German TV Interview
Wall Street Journal Review
Russian TV Travel Channel Interview
Quote from Wycliffe Gordon
Virgin Atlantic Inflight Video
Review from Kate's Goodness
New York University TV
Expedia TV


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Mp3 Samples

"All I Want" - Svetlana and The Delancey Five - Night At The Speakeasy (2016)

"You Won't Be Satisfied" - Svetlana and The Delancey Five - Night At The Speakeasy (2016)
"It's All Good (Big Noise)" - Svetlana and The Delancey Five - Night At The Speakeasy (2016)
"Do Nothing Til You Hear From Me" - Svetlana and The Delancey Five - Night At The Speakeasy (2016)

YouTube Videos

Svetlana and The Delancey Five - EPK (Official)

Svetlana and the Delancey Five - "All I Want" (Official Music Video)

Just Squeeze Me - Svetlana & The Delancey 5 ft. Wycliffe Gordon, Blue Note Jazz Festival

Times Square Swing Dance Flashmob with Svetlana & The Delancey Five (June 2013)

Svetlana & The Delancey Five — "In the Wee Small Hours"

Svetlana and the Delancey 5 - The Speakeasy Sessions at DROM (September 2014)

Svetlana and the Delancey Five - "Lady Be Good" (Official Music Video) 2016

Svetlana and the Delancey Five Featuring Wycliffe Gordon - "It's All Good" (Official Music Video) 2016


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