Svetlana: The Escape

The Working Artist Project

Apr 18 2022 • 55 mins

Svetlana is a New York-based acclaimed chart-topping vocalist, composer, band leader, educator, and a Manhattan School of Music MA and Columbia PhD graduate. She is on a mission to uplift, connect, and spread the joy of music. Svetlana is a recipient of a grant from Jazz Road/South Arts and Chamber Music America Digital Residency Grant funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Andrew Mellon Foundation. She is a Finalist of the Paul Carr's 2019 Discovery Act Competition and a finalist of the American Music Abroad program. Svetlana has performed professionally since 2011 after reaching success as a management consultant and associate professor at Columbia University - and has toured with her various bands nationally and internationally, headlining hundreds of sold-out shows in the US and abroad. Svetlana's last record Night At The Movies debuted #1 on Billboard Traditional Jazz Charts. She is a founder of Swing Makes You Sing - a project which brings interactive virtual and in-person jazz performances and jazz education workshops to youth in Grades PreK-12, focusing on kids who are starved for hope and joy associated with music-making and meaningful high-quality music programming.

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