Nelda’s New CD

My latest CD Blue-Eyed Painted Lady was released nationally by OA2 Records on March 18, 2014. Stringtet features my trio with Chris Symer (bass) and Byron Vannoy (drums) plus Seattle Symphony musicians Rachel Swerdlow (viola) and Walter Gray (cello). You can listen to excerpts here:

Nelda Front Cover




CD Reviews

“Swiggett has a unique touch and intensely appealing pianism, and a voice with a depth similar to that of Abbey Lincoln… Clever and fun listening.”
       - All About Jazz

Gorgeous jazz-with-strings recording…a set of tunes with a warm electricity and a fluidity of motion that just carries the listener along… very beautiful recording. Highly Recommended.”
     - Wondering Sound Reviews

“…a rolling thunder of a set that smokes along mightily with elements of pop and progressive rock in its grooves as well as its jazz base. Delightfully left of center, this is a fearless set that pushes boundaries and keeps on going…”
    - Midwest Record

See Press for full reviews.

Every Friday Night

sullivans pix 2My trombonist husband Clif Swiggett and I perform together almost every Friday night at Sullivan’s Steakhouse in Seattle. (Check my Calendar to confirm.) Trombone is a signature instrument of the classic big band, and despite it’s small size, our duo gets a surprisingly big, warm sound! So we’ve decided to call ourselves the “Micro Big Band.” Clif doubles on bongos and egg. I’m singing several songs as well as playing a lovely grand piano. We are enjoying sharing tunes by jazz masters such as Duke Ellington, Clifford Brown, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Wes Montgomery, Horace Silver, Jobim, Thelonius Monk, and much more. Sullivan’s has great food and a full bar. 621 Union Street, Seattle, 6:30 – 10:30 PM, no cover. Would love to see you there!