Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth Interview with Veronica Swift, Renowned Jazz Singer & Recording Artist.
Veronica Swift is one of America’s most popular singers, who first gained major international attention in 2015 when she won second place in the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Vocals Competition.
Since then, she’s dazzled audiences around the world with her miraculous voice, interpretive ingenuity and incredible versatility. Her first 2 highly acclaimed albums, “Confessions” and “This Bitter Earth”, earned her a well-deserved place in the upper echelon of modern jazz singers.
Her brand new album, simply titled, “Veronica Swift”, is nothing short of a revelation, because she demonstrates once and for all that she is so much more than a jazz singer. Her voice and musical choices defy categorizing. On the new album she explores not only jazz, but Broadway, opera, classical music, bossa nova, blues, industrial rock and even funk. She describes her personal brand of versatile artistry “transgenre.”
Veronica Swift has performed at some of the most prestigious venues in the world, and she’s appeared with many great stars including Wynton Marsalis, Chris Botti, Benny Green and Michael Feinstein. The critics are unanimous about this woman’s magnificent vocal instrument. Downbeat Magazine described her as “a woman of many voices, who uses every one of them to inspire a dizzying kaleidoscope of moods”. And the usually restrained Wall Street Journal said our guest has a “miraculous voice, musical ability and technique, as well as an innate gift for entertaining a crowd.”
Harvey Brownstone is a retired judge of the Ontario Court of Justice and was the first openly gay judge in Canada. He is also the bestselling author of “Tug of War: A Judge’s Verdict on Separation, Custody Battles and the Bitter Realities of Family Court” and hosted “Family Matters with Justice Harvey Brownstone,” a television talk show on matters involving the family justice system.
After a distinguished legal career, Harvey was appointed a judge at the age of 38 in 1995. He has presided in family and criminal courts. He has been a trailblazer in several ways. He was the first openly gay judge in Canada. He was the first sitting judge in the world to write a national best seller and to host a TV talk show.
Harvey has been a role model and icon in the LGBTQ community. When same-sex marriage was legalized in Canada in 2003, he was the only judge to make himself publicly available to officiate at weddings for lesbian and gay couples travelling to Toronto from all over the world to get married. In 2007, he officiated at the wedding of Edith Windsor and Thea Spyer, the American couple whose marriage triggered the 2013 United States Supreme Court decision overturning the definition of “spouse” in the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
In February 2021, Harvey launched his online talk show “Harvey Brownstone Interviews” on his own YouTube channel. He saw this as an interesting hobby. Within several months, the show attracted hundreds of thousands – and then eventually, millions – of viewers. Because of the overwhelming success of the show, Harvey decided to retire from the judiciary on December 31, 2021 after having presided as a full-time judge for 26 1/2 years. Free from the constraints imposed upon judges regarding the expression of opinions and the endorsement of private enterprise, Harvey now happily devotes his full-time attention to hosting “Harvey Brownstone Interviews” as a regular member of the public – albeit one with a rather illustrious and unique career history.
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Harvey Brownstone conducts an in-depth Interview with Veronica Swift, Renowned Jazz Singer & Recording Artist About Harvey’s guests: Today’s guest, Veronica Swift, is one of America’s most popular singers, who first gained major international attention in 2015 when she won second place in the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz International Vocals Competition.
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