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Straight from NYC: Arts Center Theatre presents Svetlana jazz

Will Watts
Correspondent
Arts Center Theatre at Marco Town Center is presenting live music to the stage with artist Svetlana at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 8.

Arts Center Theatre at Marco Town Center is presenting live music to the stage with artist Svetlana at 7:30 p.m., Nov. 8. The New York-based artist is an acclaimed vocalist, composer, bandleader, educator, and a Manhattan School of Music MA and Columbia PhD graduate.

Svetlana’s sound blends her strong vocals, charismatic performance style, exciting improvisational aspects of performance, and engaging storytelling. Svetlana is also a founder of the award-winning jazz appreciation program for young audiences Swing Makes You Sing.

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Svetlana's latest record, “Night at the Movies,” debuted #1 (briefly edging out Michael Bublé) on Billboard traditional jazz album charts in 2019.

Svetlana's album “Night at the Speakeasy,” produced by Grammy Award winning Guy Eckstine and featuring Wycliffe Gordon was released in 2015. Both of Svetlana’s records have played on jazz radio globally and have been among the “top of the year” critic’s lists.

Brandon Robertson will join Svetlana’s quartet for the Arts Center Theatre performance.

Brandon Robertson will join Svetlana’s quartet for the Arts Center Theatre performance. Robertson is an Emmy- nominated bassist and jazz studies instructor at FGCU. This music director and noted upright/electric bassist, composer, and music educator has been featured as a performer and bandleader at various national jazz festivals as well as touring 22 countries in Europe.

Tickets are now available at marcoislandart.org/live-entertainment/ or by calling 239-394-4221. Cost: $25 members and $30 for non-members.