Calendar

Monday, October 23 Private event. Clif & Nelda’s little BIG Band with Nelda on piano/vocals and Clif Swiggett on trombone/percussion. Aljoya Retirement Community. Mercer Island. 3 PM.

Friday, September 22. Northwest Cellars. Clif & Nelda’s little BIG Band with Nelda on piano/vocals and Clif Swiggett on trombone/percussion. 5:30 to 8:30 PM. 11909 124th Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA 98034. www.facebook.com/nwcellars

Sunday, October 8. Private event. “The Alaska Suite” and more. Lacey. 4 – 6 pm.

Wednesday, November 1. Private event. “The Alaska Suite.” Horizon House, Seattle. 7:30 PM.

Wednesday, November 15. Piano Starts Here featuring the music of Jan Johannson and Esbjorn Svensson at the Royal Room. 5000 Ranier Avenue South, Columbia City. (206) 906-9920.

Friday, December 22. The Tasting Room. Clif & Nelda’s little BIG Band with Nelda on piano/vocals and Clif Swiggett on trombone/percussion. 1924 Post Alley, Pike Place Market, Seattle. (206) 770-9463. 7 – 10 PM.

2018

Sunday, May 6. “The Alaska Suite.” 2018 First Sundays Concerts series. Waterfront Park Community Center. 4 pm. 370 Brien Drive, Bainbridge Island. Admission: $20. Youth: $10. (206) 842-3380.

Past Performances

Wednesday, August 9. Private event. Clif & Nelda’s little BIG Band.

Tuesday, August 3. 1201 Third Avenue in the Atrium. Solo piano jazz. Noon – 1 PM. Seattle.

Tuesday, August 1. Latin Jazz Trio with Arturo Rodriguez (percussion) and Nathaniel Schleimer (saxophone). 12 – 1 PM. Hazel Miller Plaza. 5th Avenue South & Maple Street, Edmonds.

Wednesday, July 19. “Wine Down Wednesday” at Wilridge Estate Winery. Clif & Nelda’s little BIG Band with Nelda on piano/vocals and Clif Swiggett on trombone/percussion. 6 – 9 PM. 250 Ehler Road, Yakima, WA 98908. (509) 966-0686.

Friday, July 14. Northwest Cellars. Clif & Nelda’s little BIG Band with Nelda on piano/vocals and Clif Swiggett on trombone/percussion. 5:30 to 8:30 PM. 11909 124th Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA 98034. www.facebook.com/nwcellars

Friday, June 30. The Tasting Room. Clif & Nelda’s little BIG Band with Nelda on piano/vocals and Clif Swiggett on trombone/percussion. 1924 Post Alley, Pike Place Market, Seattle. (206) 770-9463. 8 – 11 PM.

Friday, June 16. Roadside Attraction big band. Private party. 5:30 – 7:30 pm.

Sunday, June 11. Megabopolis sextet. Capitol Cider. 6 – 8:30 PM. 818 E. Pike Street, Seattle. (206) 397-3564. No cover. http://capitolcider.com/

Sunday, June 11. 32nd Street Singers Cowboy Show at the Royal Room. 3 – 5 pm. 5000 Rainier Avenue South, Columbia City. (206) 906-9920.

Monday, June 5. Roadside Attraction Big Band. Tula’s. 7:30 PM. 2214 2nd Avenue, Seattle. (206) 443-4221.

Friday, May 26. Brother Don’s Bar & Grill, Clif & Nelda’s little BIG Band with drummer Tim Malland. 4200 Kitsap Way, Bremerton, WA 98312. 7 – 11 PM.

Monday, May 22.  Megabopolis sextet. Tula’s. Featuring Travis Ranney (tenor saxophone), Michael Van Bebber (trumpet), Clif Swiggett (trombone). Paul Gabrielson (bass), Max Wood (drums), and Nelda Swiggett (piano, vocal & compositions). 7:30 – 10:00 PM. 2214 2nd Avenue, Seattle. (206) 443-4221.

Saturday, May 20. Private event. Canlis Restaurant. Clif & Nelda’s little BIG Band. 6 – 9 pm.

Friday, May 5.. Private event. Cinco de Mayo celebration at Sagebrook Senior Living. Clif & Nelda’s little BIG Band with Nelda on piano/vocals and Clif Swiggett on trombone/percussion. 2 – 5 PM.

Friday, April 28.. Northwest Cellars. Clif & Nelda’s little BIG Band with Nelda on piano/vocals and Clif Swiggett on trombone/percussion. 5:30 to 8:30 PM. 11909 124th Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA 98034. www.facebook.com/nwcellars

Wednesday, April 26. Private event with bassist Rachael Contorer. 2 – 3:45 PM.

Tuesday, April 25 & Wednesday, April 26. 1201 Third Avenue in the Atrium. Solo piano jazz. Noon – 1 PM. Seattle.

Sunday, April 23. Nelda Swiggett Stringtet debuts the “Alaska Suite.” Seattle First Baptist adult education hour. 9:30 – 10:30 AM. Seattle First Baptist Church. 1111 Harvard Avenue, Seattle.

Friday, April 21. The Tasting Room. Clif & Nelda’s little BIG Band with Nelda on piano/vocals and Clif Swiggett on trombone/percussion. 1924 Post Alley, Pike Place Market, Seattle. (206) 770-9463. 7 – 10 PM.

Tuesday, April 18 & Wednesday, April 19. 1201 Third Avenue in the Atrium. Solo piano jazz. Noon – 1 PM. Seattle.

Monday, April 3.  The Megabopolis Sextet. Rhythm & Rye, With Michael Van Bebber (trumpet), Travis Ranney (tenor sax), Clif Swiggett (trombone), Michael Glynn (bass), Max Wood (drums), and Nelda Swiggett (piano & compositions). 8 – 10:30 PM. 311 Capitol Way North, Olympia.

mar 15 PSHWednesday, March 15. Piano Starts Here featuring the music of Randy Weston and Abdullah Ibrahim at the Royal Room. 5000 Ranier Avenue South, Columbia City. (206) 906-9920.

Tuesday, March 7 & Wednesday, March 8. Two Union Square lobby. Solo piano. 11 am – 1 pm. 601 Union Street, Seattle.

Wednesday, February 15 & 22. 1201 Third Avenue in the Atrium. Solo piano jazz. Noon – 1 PM. Seattle.

Friday, February 10. Northwest Cellars. Clif & Nelda’s little BIG Band with Nelda on piano/vocals and Clif Swiggett on trombone/percussion. 5:30 to 8:30 PM. 11909 124th Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA 98034. www.facebook.com/nwcellars

Wednesday, Jan. 18.  Megabopolis sextet. Tula’s. Featuring Travis Ranney (tenor saxophone), Michael Van Bebber (trumpet), Clif Swiggett (trombone). Michael Glynn (bass), Max Wood (drums), and Nelda Swiggett (piano, vocal & compositions). 7:30 – 10:00 PM. 2214 2nd Avenue, Seattle. (206) 443-4221.

Friday, January 13. The Tasting Room. Clif & Nelda’s little BIG Band with Nelda on piano/vocals and Clif Swiggett on trombone/percussion. 1924 Post Alley, Pike Place Market, Seattle. (206) 770-9463. 7 – 10 PM.

Wednesday, January 11. Private Event. Megabopolis. Bayview Retirement Community, Seattle. 7:00 PM.

Monday, December 19. 32nd Street Singers Christmas Show at the Royal Room. 5000 Ranier Avenue South, Columbia City. (206) 906-9920.

Fridays, December 16 & 23. Private event. Swiggett Duo with Nelda on piano and Clif Swiggett on trombone and bongos. Rainier Golf and Country Club.  5 – 8 PM.

Saturday, December 10. Benefit concert at the Madrona Grace Presbyterian Church. Nelda and Clif Swiggett will perform alongside other Madrona musicians to raise money for the homeless shelter Julia’s Place. 3 PM.

Fridays, December 2 & 9. Private event. Swiggett Duo with Nelda on piano and Clif Swiggett on trombone and bongos. Rainier Golf and Country Club.  5 – 8 PM.

Wednesday, November 16. Piano Starts Here featuring the music of Annette Peacock and Carla Bley at the Royal Room. 5000 Ranier Avenue South, Columbia City. (206) 906-9920.

Friday, November 11. Northwest Cellars. Swiggett Duo with Nelda on piano/vocals and Clif Swiggett on trombone/percussion. 5:30 to 8:30 PM. 11909 124th Avenue NE, Kirkland, WA 98034. www.facebook.com/nwcellars

Wednesday, November 2. Private Event. Nelda Swiggett Stringtet. Horizon House, Seattle. 7:30 PM.

Friday, October 21. The Tasting Room. Jazz quartet with Marc Smason. 1924 Post Alley, Pike Place Market, Seattle. (206) 770-9463. 7 – 10 PM.

Monday, October 10. Stone Way Cafe. Jazz trio with vocalist Cyndi Moring, Nelda Swiggett on piano, and Clif Swiggett on trombone and percussion.  3510 Stone Way North, Seattle. (206) 420-4435. 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

Saturday, September 24. Private event. Solo jazz piano. Sorrento Hotel. 5:30 – 7 PM.

Thursday, August 25. Queen Anne Beerhall. Jazz trio with Marc Smason. 203 W Thomas St, Seattle, WA 98119. 6:30 – 9:30 PM.

Thursday, June 2The Megabopolis Sextet. Piccola Cellars. With Michael Van Bebber (trumpet), Travis Ranney (tenor sax), Clif Swiggett (trombone), Michael Glynn (bass), Max Wood (drums), and Nelda Swiggett (piano & compositions). 7:30 – 9:30 PM. No cover. 112 West 2nd Street, North Bend, WA (one block north of the old Boxley’s location).

Thursday, May 12.  Megabopolis sextet. Tula’s. Featuring Travis Ranney (tenor saxophone), Michael Van Bebber (trumpet), Clif Swiggett (trombone). Michael Glynn (bass), Max Wood (drums), and Nelda Swiggett (piano, vocal & compositions)., 7:30 – 10:00 PM. 2214 2nd Avenue, Seattle. (206) 443-4221.

Thursday, April 28. Fellow jazz pianists and sisters Karin Kajita and Nelda Swiggett kick off PianoFest 2016 with their popular “Sister Act,” performing together on two grand pianos side by side. Whidbey Island Center for the Arts, 565 Camano Avenue, Langley, WA. 

Monday, April 25.  The Megabopolis Sextet. Rhythm & Rye, With Michael Van Bebber (trumpet), Travis Ranney (tenor sax), Clif Swiggett (trombone), Michael Glynn (bass), Max Wood (drums), and Nelda Swiggett (piano & compositions). 8 – 10:30 PM. 311 Capitol Way North, Olympia. https://www.facebook.com/rhythmandrye.

Tuesday, April 5, Thursday, April 7 & Tuesday, April 19. 1201 Third Avenue in the Atrium. Solo piano jazz. Noon – 1 PM. Seattle.

Wednesday, March 16. Piano Starts Here fundraiser at the Royal Room. Nelda and other jazz pianists will each perform two solo piano pieces to help raise money for improving the Royal Room’s grand piano. 5000 Ranier Avenue South, Columbia City. (206) 906-9920.

Monday, February 29.  In celebration of International Women’s Day, a night featuring NW jazz women. Musicians from across the region will assemble in the lounge for a sizzling night of jazz. Ladies igNite! Royal Lounge, Olympia. 8 PM. 311 Capitol Way North, Olympia. https://www.facebook.com/royal.olympia.

Tuesday, February 16. Roadside Attraction Big Band. Tula’s. 7:30 PM. 2214 2nd Avenue, Seattle. (206) 443-4221.

Tuesday, February 9. The Nelda Swiggett Trio will perform live and be interviewed on Seattle’s popular Jazz and NPR radio station KPLU-FM 88.5 as part of their Studio Sessions concert series. With Chris Symer (bass) and Max Wood (drums). 12:15 – 12:40 PM.  

Saturday, January 30. Private party. Evening.

Saturday, January 23. Third Place Books with jazz vocalist Katy Bourne. 7:30-9:30 PM. 17171 Bothell Way NE, Seattle.

Tuesday, January 19. Roadside Attraction Big Band. Tula’s. 7:30 PM. 2214 2nd Avenue, Seattle. (206) 443-4221.

Saturday, December 19. Private event. Metronome Coffee, Tacoma, with jazz vocalist Cara Francis. 8 – 11 PM.

Friday, December 18. Private event. Rainier Golf and Country Club. Nelda Swiggett Duo with Clif Swiggett on trombone and bongos. 6 – 8 PM.

Tuesday, December 15. Roadside Attraction Big Band. Tula’s. 7:30 PM. 2214 2nd Avenue, Seattle. (206) 443-4221.

Fridays, December 4 & 11. Private event. Rainier Golf and Country Club. Nelda Swiggett Duo with Clif Swiggett on trombone and bongos. 6 – 8 PM.

Tuesday, December 1. Tula’s. Jay Thomas and the Usual Suspects big band. 8:00 – 10:30 PM, 2214 2nd Avenue, Seattle. (206) 443-4221.

Wednesday, November 18. Piano Starts Here featuring the music of Ahmad Jamal and Joe Zawinul at the Royal Room. 5000 Ranier Avenue South, Columbia City. (206) 906-9920.

Tuesday, November 17. Roadside Attraction Big Band. Tula’s. 7:30 PM. 2214 2nd Avenue, Seattle. (206) 443-4221.

Saturday, November 7. Private Event. 3:30 – 7:30 PM.

Wednesday, November 4. Nelda is the winner of the Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra‘s 3rd Annual Jazz Composition Contest for Women Composers. Her original big band composition, “Cat Dreams,” will be performed and recorded live by special guest guitarist Mimi Fox at the Triple Door on November 4 as part of the 2015 Earshot Jazz Festival. Buy Tickets

Wednesday, November 4. Private Event. Nelda Swiggett Stringtet. Horizon House, Seattle. 7:00 PM.

Saturday, October 24. Egan’s Ballard Jam House. With jazz vocalists Kary Bourne & Cara Francis.

Tuesday, October 20. Roadside Attraction Big Band. Tula’s. 7:30 PM. 2214 2nd Avenue, Seattle. (206) 443-4221.

Sunday, October 11. Citrine Blues – Washington Women of the Blues –
A Benefit for Breast Cancer PART II at TNT JAM. 7 – 9 pm. Open jam from 9 to 11 pm. Wild Hare, 6504 Evergreen Way, Everett, WA 98203. (425) 322-3134.

Thursday, September 24.  Megabopolis sextet. Tula’s. Featuring Travis Ranney (tenor saxophone), Michael Van Bebber (trumpet), Clif Swiggett (trombone). Chris Symer (bass), Max Wood (drums), and Nelda Swiggett (piano, vocal & compositions)., 8:00 – 10:30 PM. 2214 2nd Avenue, Seattle. (206) 443-4221.

Friday, September. 17Black Diamond Bakery Coffee Shop. Nelda Swiggett Trio. 6:30 – 9 PM. 32805 Railroad Avenue, Black Diamond, WA 98010. 253 508-1484 http://www.blackdiamondbakery.com/.

Tuesday, August 18 & September 15. Roadside Attraction Big Band. Tula’s. 7:30 PM. 2214 2nd Avenue, Seattle. (206) 443-4221.

Thursday, July 9. Seattle Women’s Jazz Orchestra (SWOJO). Seattle’s Out to Lunch concert series. City Hall Plaza, 600 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA. Noon to 1:30 PM. SWOJO will perform only big band charts by women composers, and will be playing four of my own original compositions arranged for big band!

Monday, July 6.  Nelda’s new sextet Megabopolis! Tula’s. Featuring Travis Ranney (tenor saxophone), Michael Van Bebber (trumpet), Clif Swiggett (trombone). Michael Glynn (bass), Max Wood (drums), and Nelda Swiggett (piano, vocal & compositions)., 8:00 – 10:30 PM. 2214 2nd Avenue, Seattle. (206) 443-4221.

Tuesday, June 16.  Tula’s. Roadside Attraction big band. 7:30 – 10:00 PM, 2214 2nd Avenue, Seattle. (206) 443-4221.

Sunday, June 7.  Nelda Swiggett Stringtet. Seattle Jazz Vespers concert series. 6 – 7:15 PM. Followed by an intermission performance by the “Sisters” duo of Nelda and her pianist sister Karin Kajita. Second set features the Milo Peterson quartet. A big night of special music at the Jazz Vespers. Seattle First Baptist Church. 1111 Harvard Avenue, Seattle. Free. Donations requested.

Saturday, May 30. 88 Keys Piano Club with pianist/vocalist Maureen Girard featuring Nelda Swiggett playing solo piano as well as a few piano/vocal duets with Maureen.  Zech Hall, 565 Camano Avenue, Langley, Whidbey Island, WA. $20. http://tickets.wicaonline.com/ 800.638.7631 or 360.221.8268.

Wednesday, May 27. Private Event. Nelda Swiggett Stringtet. Park Shore, Seattle. 7:30 PM.

Monday, April 20.  Nelda Swiggett & Megabopolis. Rhythm & Rye, Olympia. 8 – 10:30 PM. 311 Capitol Way North, Olympia. https://www.facebook.com/rhythmandrye.

Thursday, April 2. 1201 Third Avenue in the Atrium. Solo piano jazz. Noon – 1 PM. Seattle.

Monday, March 30. 1201 Third Avenue in the Atrium. Solo piano jazz. Noon – 1 PM. Seattle.

Sunday, March 29. Nelda Swiggett Stringtet. The Jazz Project 2015: Art of Jazz concert series. 4 – 6:30 PM. The Mount Baker Theatre Encore Room and Bellingham Arts Academy for Youth. Bellingham.

Thursday, March 26.  Private Event. Nelda Swiggett Trio. Mayflower Hotel. 5:30 – 8 PM

Thursday, March 26. 1201 Third Avenue in the Atrium. Solo piano jazz. Noon – 1 PM. Seattle.

Wednesday, March 18. Modern Piano Starts Here featuring the music of Chick Corea and McCoy Tyner at the Royal Room. 5000 Ranier Avenue South, Columbia City. (206) 906-9920. http://theroyalroomseattle.com/

Sunday, March 15.  The Royal Room. With Jane Adams Middle School jazz band students. 8 – 9 PM.

Saturday, March 14.  North Bend Jazz Walk. With jazz vocalist Katy Bourne. 7 – 10 PM.

Monday, March 9.  In celebration of International Women’s Day, a night featuring NW jazz women. Musicians from across the region will assemble in the lounge for a sizzling night of jazz. Ladies igNite! Royal Lounge, Olympia. 8 PM. 311 Capitol Way North, Olympia. https://www.facebook.com/royal.olympia.

Thursday, February 12.  Private event.  6 – 10 PM

Thursday, December 18. Boxley’s. Nelda Swiggett Stringtet. Performing original music for jazz trio, cello and viola from Nelda’s most recent CD, “Blue-Eyed Painted Lady,” as well as new arrangements and some holiday tunes in honor of the season. 7 – 9:45 PM. No cover. 101 W North Bend Way, North Bend, WA 98045. (425) 292-9307.

Tuesday, December 16. Piano Starts Here featuring the music from a Charlie Brown Christmas at the Royal Room. Nelda will be sharing the Steinway grand with fellow jazz pianists Dawn Clement and Eric Verlinde. 6 – 7:15 PM. $5 per person. Followed by Sing Noel leading a holiday music sing along. 5000 Ranier Avenue South, Columbia City. (206) 906-9920. http://theroyalroomseattle.com/

Saturday, December 13. Private party. Evening.

Friday, December 12. Private party. Evening.

Sunday, December 7. David George Tentet at Darrell’s Tavern. 18041 Aurora Avenue N Shoreline WA 98133. 8 – 11 PM.

Saturday, December 6. Private party. Evening.

Friday, December 5. Sullivan’s Steakhouse. “Micro Big Band” jazz duo. Nelda Swiggett piano/vocals and Clif Swiggett trombone/bongos. No cover. 6:30 to 10:30 PM. 621 Union Street. Seattle.

Friday, November 7, 14, 21. Sullivan’s Steakhouse. “Micro Big Band” jazz duo. Nelda Swiggett piano/vocals and Clif Swiggett trombone/bongos. No cover. 6:30 to 10:30 PM. 621 Union Street. Seattle.

Tuesday, November 4. Tula’s. Jay Thomas and the Usual Suspects big band. 8:00 – 10:30 PM, 2214 2nd Avenue, Seattle. (206) 443-4221.

Sunday, November 2. The Nelda & Clif Swiggett Duo perform in a Seattle Jazz Vespers concert showcasing families who play music together. Nelda will also perform a few tunes 4-hands piano with her fellow jazz piano playing sister Karin Kajita. 6 – 8 PM. Seattle First Baptist Church. 1111 Harvard Avenue, Seattle.

Friday, Oct. 17Black Diamond Bakery Coffee Shop. Nelda Swiggett Trio. 6:30 – 9 PM. 32805 Railroad Avenue, Black Diamond, WA 98010. 253 508-1484 http://www.blackdiamondbakery.com/.

Thursday, Oct. 16. 1201 Third Avenue in the Atrium. Solo piano jazz. Noon – 1 PM. Seattle.

Sunday, Oct. 5. David George Tentet at Darrell’s Tavern. 18041 Aurora Avenue N Shoreline WA 98133. 8 – 11 PM.

Friday, October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31. Sullivan’s Steakhouse. “Micro Big Band” jazz duo. Nelda Swiggett piano/vocals and Clif Swiggett trombone/bongos. No cover. 6:30 to 10:30 PM. 621 Union Street. Seattle.

Sunday, September 28. Nelda Swiggett Stringtet. The Royal Room.  8 PM. 5000 Ranier Avenue South, Columbia City. (206) 906-9920. http://theroyalroomseattle.com/

Saturday, Sept 6. Alma y Azucar. Latin Jazz. SeaTac International Fest. Angle Lake Park. 4-5 pm. 

Friday, September 5, 12, 19, 26. Sullivan’s Steakhouse. “Micro Big Band” jazz duo. Nelda Swiggett piano/vocals and Clif Swiggett trombone/bongos. No cover. 6:30 to 10:30 PM. 621 Union Street. Seattle.

Saturday, August 23. Noon – 2 PM. Solo piano. Private party.

Saturday, August 9. Sullivan’s Steakhouse. Nelda Swiggett solo piano/vocals. No cover. 6:30 to 10:30 PM. 621 Union Street. Seattle.

Friday, August 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29. Sullivan’s Steakhouse. “Micro Big Band” jazz duo. Nelda Swiggett piano/vocals and Clif Swiggett trombone/bongos. No cover. 6:30 to 10:30 PM. 621 Union Street. Seattle.

Thursday, August 7. Nelda Swiggett Duo with Chris Symer on bass. Arts al Fresco, the 3rd annual celebration of Piano Time, a street piano event, a Sculpture Stroll with 14 large outdoor sculptures, and a Gallery at City Hall opening. Nelda will be playing a grand piano painted by artist Kelly Lyles with historic music related photos, in the courtyard at Shoreline City Hall. 6:00-8:00 p.m. Free.

Wednesday, July 30.  The Gardens in Bellevue. With bassist Rachael Contorer. 4 – 6 pm.

Friday, May 23 & 30, June 6, 13, 20 & 27. Sullivan’s Steakhouse. “Micro Big Band” jazz duo. Nelda Swiggett piano/vocals and Clif Swiggett trombone/bongos. No cover. 6:30 to 10:30 PM. 621 Union Street. Seattle.

Wednesday, May 21.   Piano Starts Here concert series at the Royal Room. Nelda is one of four solo pianists performing the music of Keith Jarrett and Paul Bley. 5000 Ranier Avenue South, Columbia City. (206) 906-9920.

Sunday, May 18. Private event. Afternoon. 

Saturday, May 17. Private event. Evening.

Friday, May 2Black Diamond Bakery Coffee Shop. Nelda Swiggett Trio. 6:30 – 9 PM. 32805 Railroad Avenue, Black Diamond, WA 98010. 253 508-1484
http://www.blackdiamondbakery.com/.

Saturday, April 26. Jazz duo with bassist Emmanuel del Casal. The Fairmont Olympic Hotel in The Georgian room. 6 – 10 PM. Seattle.

Friday, April 25. Sullivan’s Steakhouse. “Micro Big Band” jazz duo. Nelda Swiggett piano/vocals and Clif Swiggett trombone/bongos. No cover. 6:30 to 10:30 PM. 621 Union Street. Seattle.

Sunday, April 20. Solo piano. Private event. 11 AM – 2 PM. 

Friday, March 28 & April 4, 11 & 18. Sullivan’s Steakhouse. “Micro Big Band” jazz duo. Nelda Swiggett piano/vocals and Clif Swiggett trombone/bongos. No cover. 6:30 to 10:30 PM. 621 Union Street. Seattle.

Thursday, March 27. Boxley’s. Curt Berg Tentet.  7 – 9:30 PM. 101 W North Bend Way, North Bend, WA 98045. (425) 292-9307.

Friday, March 21. Sullivan’s Steakhouse. “Micro Big Band” jazz duo. Nelda Swiggett piano/vocals and Clif Swiggett trombone/bongos. No cover. 6:30 to 10:30 PM. 621 Union Street. Seattle.

Thursday, March 20. Solo piano. Private event. 11 AM – 2 PM. 

Wednesday, March 19. Nelda Swiggett Stringtet. Egan’s Ballard Jam House. 9 – 10:30 PM.

Monday, March 17. Private event. Evening.

Friday, March 7 & 14. Sullivan’s Steakhouse. “Micro Big Band” jazz duo. Nelda Swiggett piano/vocals and Clif Swiggett trombone/bongos. No cover. 6:30 to 10:30 PM. 621 Union Street. Seattle.

Monday, March 3.  In celebration of International Women’s Day, a night featuring NW jazz women. Musicians from across the region will assemble in the lounge for a sizzling night of jazz. Ladies igNite! Royal Lounge, Olympia. 8 PM. 311 Capitol Way North, Olympia. https://www.facebook.com/royal.olympia.

Saturday, March 1. Private event. Afternoon.

Friday, February 28Sullivan’s Steakhouse. “Micro Big Band” jazz duo. Nelda Swiggett piano/vocals and Clif Swiggett trombone/bongos. No cover. 6:30 to 10:30 PM. 621 Union Street.

Saturday, February 15Sullivan’s Steakhouse. Duo with bassist Michael Glynn. 6:30 to 10:30 PM. 621 Union Street, Seattle.

Friday, Feb. 14. Seattle Women in Jazz Festival. Duo with bassist Laura Welland 7:30 – 9 PM. Hummingbird Saloon in Columbia City. 5041 Rainier Ave S. We will also accompany jazz singer Mercedes Nicole from 6 – 7 PM at Jones BBQ in Columbia City. 3810 S. Ferdinand.

Saturday, February 8Sullivan’s Steakhouse. Duo with bassist Paul Gabrielson. 6:30 to 10:30 PM. 621 Union Street, Seattle.

Wednesday, February 5. 2014 Northwest Flower and Garden Show. Nelda Swiggett Trio. 3 – 3:45 PM. Washington State Convention Center, Seattle.

Saturday, February 1. Sullivan’s Steakhouse. “Micro Big Band” jazz duo. Nelda Swiggett piano/vocals and Clif Swiggett trombone/bongos. No cover. 6:30 to 10:30 PM. 621 Union Street.

Mondays, January 13, 20 & 27. 1201 Third Avenue in the Atrium. Solo piano jazz. Noon – 1 PM. Seattle.

Saturdays, January 4, 11, 18. Sullivan’s Steakhouse. “Micro Big Band” jazz duo. Nelda Swiggett piano/vocals and Clif Swiggett trombone/bongos. No cover. 6:30 to 10:30 PM. 621 Union Street, Seattle.

Friday, January 14. Black Diamond Bakery Coffee Shop. Nelda Swiggett Trio. 6:30 – 9 PM. 32805 Railroad Avenue, Black Diamond, WA 98010. 253 508-1484
http://www.blackdiamondbakery.com/.

2013

Saturday, December 17. Solo piano for private party.

Saturday, December 14. Solo piano for private party. Jack Swiggett subs first two sets for Nelda at Sullivan’s Steakhouse.

Saturdays, December  7, 14 & 28. Sullivan’s Steakhouse. “Micro Big Band” jazz duo. Nelda Swiggett piano/vocals and Clif Swiggett trombone/bongos. No cover. 6:30 to 10:30 PM. 621 Union Street.

Sunday, December 1. Solo piano for private event. Ranier Golf and Country Club.

Saturday, November 16. Solo piano for private party.

Saturdays, November 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30. Sullivan’s Steakhouse. “Micro Big Band” duo. 6:30 to 10:30 PM. 621 Union Street.

Friday, October 25. Old Town Bistro. Jazz Duo with Mark Lewis saxes and flute. Silverdale. 6 to 9 pm. 3388 NW Byron Street, Silverdale, WA. 360-698-9463.

Sunday, October 20. The Royal Room. With the 32nd Street Singers. 5000 Ranier Avenue South, Columbia City. (206) 906-9920.

Saturdays, October 5, 12 & 19. Sullivan’s Steakhouse. “Swigology” jazz duo. 6:00 to 10:00 PM. 621 Union Street.

Saturday, September 28. Sorrento Hotel in the Fireside Room. Nelda Swiggett Trio. 7:30 – 10:30 PM. No cover. 900 Madison Street, Seattle.

Tuesday, September 10. Tula’s. Emerald City Jazz Orchestra. 8 – 10 PM, 2214 2nd Avenue, Seattle. (206) 443-4221.

Tuesday, August 13. 1201 Third Avenue in the Atrium. Solo piano jazz. Noon – 1 PM. Seattle.

Monday, August 12. Sheridan Beach Community Club concert series. Featuring the Swiggett Family Band! Clif Swiggett on bass and trombone, Nelda Swiggett on piano, flute and vocals, Jack Swiggett (17) on piano, and Dylan Swiggett (19) on drum set.

Friday, August 9. Outdoor concert at the Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island featuring Rose and the Nightingale, an all female group from New York performing on the violin, cello, keyboard and trumpet, and singing in three-part harmonies. Their regular pianist was already booked, so I’m stepping in to cover her piano (and some) vocal parts. 7 – 9 PM. Members –$30, Non-Members –$35, Children 13 and younger –$15. For more info: http://www.bloedelreserve.org/event-calendar/rose-the-nightingale-concert

Saturday, June 29. Private party. 7 – 10 PM.

Friday, June 7. Black Diamond Bakery Coffee Shop. Nelda Swiggett Trio. 6:30 – 9 PM. 32805 Railroad Avenue, Black Diamond, WA 98010. 253 508-1484
http://www.blackdiamondbakery.com/.

Tuesday, June 4. Tula’s. Jay Thomas and the Usual Suspects big band. 8:00 – 10:30 PM, 2214 2nd Avenue, Seattle. (206) 443-4221.

Friday, May 3. Sorrento Hotel in the Fireside Room. Nelda Swiggett Trio  7:30 – 10:30 PM. No cover. 900 Madison Street, Seattle.

May 2, 9, 16 & 23. 1201 Third Avenue in the Atrium. Solo piano jazz. Noon – 1 PM. Seattle.

Wednesday, May 1. Tula’s. Smith/Staelens Big Band. 7:00 – 10:30 PM, 2214 2nd Avenue, Seattle. (206) 443-4221. $10 cover.

Sunday, April 28. Private party. 5 – 7 PM.

Friday, April 26. Private party. 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

April 4, 11 & 25. 1201 Third Avenue in the Atrium. Solo piano jazz. Noon – 1 PM. Seattle.

Sunday, April 14. Tubac Center of the Arts. Concert featuring the “Swigtones,” the Swiggett family band, with Nelda and Clif Swiggett and their sons, Dylan (18) and Jack (16). Tubac, Arizona.

Tuesday, April 9. Tula’s. Emerald City Jazz Orchestra. 8 – 10 PM, 2214 2nd Avenue, Seattle. (206) 443-4221.

March 14, 18 & 21. 1201 Third Avenue in the Atrium. Solo piano jazz. Noon – 1 PM. Seattle.

Wednesday, March 6. Tula’s. Smith/Staelens Big Band. 7:00 – 10:30 PM, 2214 2nd Avenue, Seattle. (206) 443-4221. $10 cover.

Saturday, March 9. Temple de Hirsh Sinai. Private party. Noon – 2 PM.

Saturday, March 2. Private party. 7:30 – 9:30 PM.

Thursday, February 21. 2013 Northwest Flower and Garden Show. Nelda Swiggett Trio with Chris Symer on bass and Byron Vannoy on drums. 11 AM – Noon. Washington State Convention Center, Seattle.

Wednesday, February 20. Nelda Swiggett’s Stringtet. This five-piece group features Nelda’s original music arranged for her trio plus Seattle Symphony musicians Rachel Swerdlow (viola) and Walter Gray (cello). Private house concert. 7 – 9 PM. Invitation only. For more information, contact Nelda directly.

Saturday, February 2. Sorrento Hotel in the Fireside Room. Nelda Swiggett Trio  7:30 – 10:30 PM. No cover. 900 Madison Street, Seattle.

Sunday, January 13. The Royal Room. Nelda Swiggett’s Stringtet, following Scrape. 5000 Ranier Avenue South, Columbia City. (206) 906-9920. No cover.

SELECTED PAST PERFORMANCES

A partial list of venues where Nelda has fronted her own band.

Concerts:

KPLU-FM 88.5 Studio Sessions concert series (live on the radio)
88 Keys Piano Club concert series, Whidbey Island
The Jazz Project: Art of Jazz concert series, Bellingham
Piano Starts Here concert series at the Royal Room
Earshot Jazz Festival
Panache Jazz Series at the Blue Heron Art Center, Vashon Island
Seattle Jazz Vespers concert series
Collective Visions Gallery concert series
KPLU-FM Summer Jazz Cruise
Downtown Seattle Association’s Out to Lunch concert series
First Night Pierce County
MarketStage at Crossroads Bellevue
Mercer Island’s Mostly Music in the Park concert series
Kent Summer concert series
Our House concert series
Bellevue’s On the Town concert series

Festivals

Bumbershoot
Bellevue Jazz Festival
Issaquah Jazz Festival
Pike Place Market Festival
Folklife
Kirkland Arts Center Summerfest
Downtown Bellevue’s 6th Street Fair
Evergreen State Fair
A Taste of Edmonds
Magnolia Summer Festival
Capital Lakefair
Northwest Flower and Garden Show

Clubs:

Rhythm & Rye
Royal Room
Sorrento Hotel
Sullivan’s Steak House
Dimitriou’s Jazz Alley
Bake’s Place
Tula’s
Egan’s Ballard Jam House
New Orleans Restaurant
Local Color
Baker Street Books
District Lounge
Bilbao Tapas Bar
Martins Off Madison
Hiroshi’s
Boundary Bay Brewery & Bistro
Stratus Lounge, Columbia Tower

Colleges

Shoreline Community College
Western Washington University
Yakima Community College