Airplay Across the Country

I’m happy to share that my new CD is getting airplay on radio stations across the country and internationally. Jim Wilke featured the title track, Blue-Eyed Painted Lady, on his Jazz Northwest show on KPLU today. You can listen to excerpts and buy the CD here.

Playing Blue-Eyed Painted Lady (OA2 Records): 88.7 FM, Sacramento, CA; KSVY, Vallejo, CA; WWSP, Stevens Point, WI; WMUA, Amherst, MA; KAZI, Austin, TX; KFAI, Minneapolis, MN; WKPS–The Lion 90.7 FM, University Park, PA; WHPK 88.5 FM, Chicago, IL; WMPG, Portland, MN; KRFC FT COLLINS ~ 88.9FM, Ft. Collins, CO; KKRN, Bella Vista, CA; KWMR, Pt Reyes Station, CA; KCSM, San Mateo, CA; Hawaii Public Radio; Classical Jazz Radio – heard in more than 75 countries; Radio Valencia, San Francisco, CA; Corvallis 104.3 FM; Hood River 91.9 FM; Portland 90.7 FM; WEFT 90.1 FM, Champaign, IL; KWIT, Sioux City, Iowa, and more.

First CD Reviews

Here are the first reviews of my new CD, Blue Eyed Painted Lady. Just released March 18 on OA2 Records.

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.

CD Release Party March 19

My new CD Blue-Eyed Painted Lady will be released nationally by OA2 Records on Tuesday, March 18, and Stringtet would love to celebrate with you the very next day, Wednesday, March 19, at Egan’s Ballard Jam House.

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Stringtet features my trio with Chris Symer (bass) and Byron Vannoy (drums) plus Seattle Symphony musicians Rachel Swerdlow (viola) and Walter Gray (cello). The strings add a gorgeous, resonant sound, and I’m excited to share our music with you at Egan’s. You can listen to excerpts here: http://neldaswiggett.com/music/#Blue

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!

New CD on OA2 Records

Stringtet color photoMy new CD, “Blue-Eyed Painted Lady,” is done! You can buy it on my website here. It will be released nationally by OA2 Records on March 18, 2014. Blue-Eyed Painted Lady features my group Stringtet. It’s a new sound for my original compositions, and I’m excited to share it. Join my email list to hear about our CD release party. Listen to mp3 excerpts here.