Having been called an "energetic vocalist" (Wall Street Journal), "jazz experimentalist" (Broadway World) with the "strong vocals" (Socially Superlative), an "exquisite gift to musical gourmands" (Jewish World), a chanteuse who "gives the audiences a dose of modern jazz vocals" (Time Out NY) with her "fine graceful singing" (JazzLives), who is "in her element when she swings", Svetlana Shmulyian is a raising star of New York music scene with the sound that has at once tenderness, warmth and vulnerability, as well as unexpected edge and power of a seasoned vocalist.
With sold out solo shows at such legendary venues as BBKings, Kitano Jazz, Zinc Bar, City Winery, Rockwood Music Hall, Barbes, 92 Street Y, and many others, Svetlana has invariably earned accolades from fellow jazz musicians, audiences, and press alike with her poised and charming stage presence, gorgeous vocals and strong musicianship.
Svetlana maintains busy performance schedule having appeared as a leader and an ensemble member with various groups in New York, California, and Israel. Most notably, she is a leader of Svetlana & The Delancey Five, one of the leading bands on the New York swing dance scene. Reviewers note: “Take an exhilarating and "energetic" (Wall Street Journal) "dose of jazz vocals" (Time Out), add "shining" instrumentals (Wall Street Journal) and a dash of yesteryear, then mix in a whole lot of musical dexterity and charm - and you have one of New York’s most beloved swing bands, Svetlana & the Delancey Five, rippling through the city, "making hot jazz sound cool" -BlueMonkMoods.