It's been a fantastic Jazz Series at St. Cecilia Music Center this year. Some of the top musicians have performed there, and as the season wraps up, it closes with the fabulous Benny Green Trio and rising young jazz singer, Veronica Swift on Thursday, March 7th.

Benny Green, a veteran of the jazz world combines a mastery of keyboard technique with decades of real world experience playing with no less than the most celebrated artists of the last half century including Betty Carter, Art Blakey, Freddie Hubbard, Ray Brown, Diana Krall and Christian McBride.

Courtesy St. Cecilia

Veronica Swift is now recognized around the country as one of the top new young jazz singers on the scene. The 24-year-old Veronica Swift will be releasing her next album on Mac Avenue Records soon  which will feature the great pianist Benny Green and his trio as well the Emmet Cohen Trio.

Concert tickets for Veronica Swift with the Benny Green Trio are $40 and $45 and can be purchased by calling St. Cecilia Music Center at 616-459-2224 or visiting the box office at 24 Ransom Ave. NE. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.scmc-online.org. A pre-concert reception for $15 at 6:30 pm, with wine and hors d'oeuvres,is available by reservation in advance (by Friday, March 1). A post-concert party with dessert, coffee and wine is open to all ticket-holders to meet the artists, obtain autographs and CD purchases.