Emmet Cohen

Bill Westmoreland

Veronica Swift didn’t have to go far in search of jazz exposure: she grew up going on weekend gigs with her parents, singer Stephanie Nakasian and pianist Hod O’Brien. Singing appealed to her as a child; she even recorded albums at that age, beginning with Veronica’s House of Jazz.

Mark Sheldon

Emmet Cohen is the winner of the 2019 American Pianists Awards, one of the most prestigious events of its kind.

Cohen, 28, hails from New York City, where he earned a masters degree from the Manhattan School of Music. He has released several albums, including Dirty in Detroit, released last year. He will appear at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola on April 16, with his trio.