Mazz Swift,

violin

A Violin/Vox/Freestyle Composition artist, Mazz engages audiences worldwide with her signature weaving of improvisation and composition. She is a composer and educator whose works include commissions by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the University of Delaware, the Canales Project, The New Harmony Music Festival, and the Blaffer Foundation. She is a Jerome Hill Fellow, currently working on several projects, all of which involve conduction (conducted improvisation) and are centered around protest songs, spirituals and the Ghanaian concept of ‘Sankofa,’ which means looking back to learn how to move forward.

A native New Yorker, Mazz attended the High School of the Performing Arts and studied with Stephen Clapp at The Juilliard School.