Pianist, Composer, Vocalist, Educator

“. . . the sound is all Swiggett’s: refined and confident, open and inviting.”
     – All About Jazz


I’m happy to officially announce the release of my latest album, The Alaska Suite: a story of beauty, loss and hope.

Nelda Swiggett – piano, vocals, compositions
Julian Smedley – violin
Clif Swiggett – trombone, bongos
Chris Symer – bass
Adam Kessler – drums
Jill McGrath – poetry

Sound Clips: The images and words below suggest the emotional space that inspired these original pieces.

Watch a 5-minute documentary about the Alaska Suite, including video excerpts from a live performance. 


My husband Clif Swiggett and I had several dates booked for a July 2020, multi-state tour of our Little Big Band duo when the pandemic hit. Our live gigs were all cancelled… but the show went on! By request, we’ve performed three well-received, 60-minute live-stream concerts to date from our basement studio in Seattle. Check out the Dates page or subscribe below to learn about our next live event.