Almost every Monday, Svetlana and the Delancey Five can be found playing their exquisite sound at the Back Room Speakeasy on Norfolk Street - complete with a password to gain access, and cocktails served in tea cups, this elegant space is the perfect place to take in cool vibes and hot jazz.
A very sweet & naughty sound steeped in the tradition of the jazz golden era, Svetlana & The Delancey 5 combine sultry soulful vocals with virtuoso instrumental performances so infectious they'll sweep you off your feet & steal your heart!
Led by energetic vocalist Svetlana Shmulyian, the quintet co-stars Adrian Cunningham on clarinet and tenor (shining on "Lester Leaps In") while Dalton Ridenhour piano work ensures that the group splits the difference between Fat Waller's Rhythm and Counts Basie's Kansas City Five" (Will Friedwald, Wall Street Journal, 9.15.12) and also features "the native guitar wizard" (JazzLive) Ted Gottsegen, Rob Garcia, “…one of New York’s great jazz drummers and composers.” (Capital New York) and “a prime mover in the current Brooklyn jazz scene…” (Time Out-New York) and powerful and in-demand New York city bassist Brandi Disterheft ("She has the same lope or ryhthmical pulse as my late bass player, Ray Brown. She is what we call serious ." - Oscar Peterson
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