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Svetlana and The Delancey Five

“Sophisti-pop.... Exuberant, foot-stompin’ music that combines swing with pop-singer/songwriter sensibilities”
-WPIX11 News

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Svetlana is "Breakfast at Tiffany's served at the 21st Century Speakeasy" (Allan Young, New York Music Daily), "outstanding vocalist and songwriter" (Will Frieldwald, Wall Street Journal), "making Hot Jazz sound cool!" (BlueMonkMoods).

"Prepare to swing and be moved!" (JazzLives)  and "Shine your dancing shoes!" (Time Out NY) as "NYC darlings" (Time Out NY) Svetlana and the Delancey Five transport you to the carnival of sound, seamlessly moving from sophisticated and sultry retrospection to a rowdy joyous "exuberant, foot-stomping party combining swing and pop-singer/songwriter sensibilities"(WPIX11TV) fit for the 21st Century!  

Svetlana & The Delancey Five is a collective to New York's veteran jazz musicians lead by a young exciting vocalist, bandleader and arranger, Svetlana Shmulyian. Since forming in 2011, Svetlana and her band have headlined sold out shows in the premier jazz clubs (such as Blue Note, BBKings, Joe's Pub, Regattabar), Jazz Festivals (Blue Note Jazz Festival, Tel Aviv Blues Festival), and Performance Arts Centers across the United States and internationally. The band has gained stellar reviews from Presenters, Audiences, and Press alike by playing exhilarating shows that combine the charm of Svetlana's sultry swinging vocals, with the the excitement and power of a "little big band" and the intoxicating unpredictable improvisational aspects of a small jazz group! 

The band has presented a variety of programs, including "Night at the Speakeasy" (based on their critically acclaimed debut album which covers "the repertoire "between 1920 and the Rapture” - All About Jazz), Ella Fitzgerald Centennial Tribute and Ella & Louis Again, Verve Records Tribute Shows (presented to sold out audiences at the Blue Note Festival in 2016 and 2017 at BBKings and Blue Note Jazz Clubs in New York City),  Savoy, the Home of Sweet Romance (presented at multiple Swing Dance festivals and Performance Arts Centers in tribute to the dance bands of the Savvoy Ballroom golden years), Swing Makes You Sing (interactive jazz program for young audiences),  Holiday Swing (a collection of swinging holiday songs),  Don't You Worry 'Bout a Thing (a collection of jazz re-imagination of modern standards, from Stevie Wonder, The Beatles, Beach Boys - and band's own original material),  Swing at the Movies (jazz arrangements of songs from favorite on screen moments - from 1920s to today!) - and many other custom-developed programs featuring Svetlana & The Delancey Five signature "sweet and naughty" (JazzLives), “high-energy stompin' and swingin'',  "signature brand of bold, brassy, big band" sound! (Time Out NY)!

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General Press
"Outstanding band.... Exceptional vocalist and songwriter”

-Will Friedwald, Wall Street Journal

“Bringing the jazz age into the 21st century”

Live Show
“Joe’s Pub became a high energy stompin' and swingin' arena for one night as these NYC darlings bring their signature brand of bold, brassy, big band performance to the stage. Shine your dancing shoes."

 -Time Out NY  (Noted among 5 epic things to do over the weekend)

"Once-in-a-lifetime voice…A perfect storm of a night...encapsulated the enchantment of 1920s dancing, romancing, drinking, grooving, laughing and having the time of their lives.... One for the ages”
Aquarian Weekly

"Erudite, purist torchy jazz chanteuseand her subtle, compelling, eclectically torchy speakeasy combo…Grounded in the here and now... the band played a show to get lost in"
-Lucid Culture

Performance Arts Centers
"Helping keep Jazz alive in a significant and entertaining way".
-G. Wyant, ED, Smithgall Arts Center, Gainesville, GA

"Played 1,500 wildly enthusiastic audience members.... the band was really tight and Svetlana sings like an angel"
-A. Becker, ED, On Stage At Kingsborough, Brooklyn, NY

"Brought the magical foot stepping, luscious vocals and the band's brilliant harmony to the audience at the the season 16/17 opening event.... [Patrons] requested Svetlana back for 17/18 season".
- JongHun Kim, AD, Center at Eagle Hill, Hardwick, MA

Record Review
★★★★ "Real article and brings a certain "other-worldness" to a jazz repertoire existing somewhere between 1920 and the Rapture"
-All About Jazz

As sophisticated as is Lisa Hilton, as sweet and subtle as is Cyrille Aimee, so is Svetlana sexy and swinging"
-About Entertainment

"Brings a good times vibe redolent of the pre-bop era.... "
-Hot House Magazine, Middle Spread profile

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Mp3 Samples

"All I Want" - 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

YouTube Videos

Svetlana & The Delancey Five - EPK

Svetlana & The Delancey Five - "All I Want" (Official Music Video)

Under a Blanket of Blue (ft Wycliffe Gordon)

Baby It's Cold Outside (Official Video)

Svetlana & The Delancey Five Live In Times Square - Times Square Swing Flashmob

Svetlana & The Delancey Five - "Lady Be Good" (live at Joe's Pub)

Svetlana & The Delancey Five - Performance Reel

Svetlana & The Delancey Five ft. Wycliffe Gordon - "Dance" (Official Music Video)

Svetlana & The Delancey Five - "Lady Be Good" (Official Music Video)

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