PANCAKES AND SERENADES ON CHRISTMAS DAY: Spend Christmas Day at the Blue Note with Svetlana & The New York Collective for Special Holiday Jazz Brunch, Presented by WBGO

Watch Svetlana’s video for “All I Want” here and “Baby It’s Cold Outside” here

“Upper echelon of joy” – PopMatters

“Energetic” – The Wall Street Journal

“NYC darlings”  – TimeOut NY

Acclaimed, chart-topping jazz vocalist Svetlana and her award-winning band The New York Collective will grace the stage of New York City’s Blue Note Jazz Club on Christmas Day.  No one should be alone for the holidays! On the one day of the year when NYC slows down, with nearly every store, restaurant, and club closing their doors for Christmas Day break, Svetlana and the band welcome all to join the jazz family for a classic and warm holiday celebration in one of New York City’s finest jazz clubs. The charming singer, known for her uplifting grasp of swing and straight-ahead fare, returns to the venue with her band for a special Christmas Day brunch holiday program presented by WBGO. 

New York Holidays With Svetlana & The New York Collective will perform two sets on Sunday, December 25 at 12:30 and 2:30 PM EST. Tickets and more information can be found here.

The scintillating soprano will be joined by the ebullient cast of pianist Liya Gregorian, bassist Adi Meyerson, drummer Curtis Nowosad, saxophonist Christopher McBride and trumpeter Wayne Tucker for a parade of holiday magic. The show will feature beloved festive classics, jazz arrangements of cheer-inducing modern pop standards, and Svetlana’s charismatic “feel good” originals.

After taking New York City by storm, Svetlana is conquering the world with her fresh, sultry sound. Her mission, to energize and connect with audiences around the world while spreading joy, has resonated with listeners near and far. WPIX/11 News describes the bandleader’s spectacle as “exuberant foot–stomping music that combines swing with pop singer/songwriter sensibilities.” 

Svetlana has headlined sold-out shows in premier venues and festivals across the US and the world, combining her charming vocals with the exciting powerful energy of her band. Svetlana’s last album, Night at the Movies debuted #1 on the US Billboard Traditional Jazz Album Charts in 2019. She is thrilled to bring her captivating performance to the iconic Blue Note this holiday season.


Svetlana is a New York-based acclaimed chart-topping vocalist, composer, band leader, educator, and a Manhattan School of Music MA and Columbia PhD graduate. Svetlana’s sound blends swing, straight-ahead jazz and original material, forging deep connections with audiences with her strong vocals, charismatic performance style, exciting improvisational aspects of performance, and engaging storytelling.

She is a recipient of awards from Jazz Road/South Arts,  New Music USA and Chamber Music America, a fellow of the Culture Lab LIC Emergent Artist Residency, a Finalist of the Paul Carr’s 2019 Discovery Act Competition, finalist of the American Music Abroad program, and an alternate of the 2019 & 20 American traditions vocal competitions.

Svetlana has performed professionally since 2011 after reaching success as management consultant and associate professor at Columbia University – and has toured with her various bands nationally and internationally since 2017, headlining hundreds of sold out shows in in the US and abroad in renown jazz clubs, performing arts centers, national and jazz festivals holding crowds breathless from intimate house concerts to 1,500 audience member concerts, delivering “great sounding, great looking, highly entertaining unique tight show – with big sound and deeply personal sincere connection with the audience!” (Festival Presenter, USA). 

Svetlana is also a founder of the award-winning jazz appreciation program for young audiences Swing Makes You Sing.

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