Mary Ann McSweeney
Acoustic and Electric Basses, Composer, and Arranger
2601 Henry Hudson Parkway 6B
Riverdale, NY 10463
California State University, Northridge CA – B.A. in Music, 1986.
California State University, Northridge CA – Teaching Credential, 1989.
Fordham University Graduate School of Business Administration – Received Certificate for the Highlights in Business, 2009.
Private Lessons: Ray Brown, John Clayton, Rufus Reid, Richie Beirach. Classical lessons with JB Vandermark (Eastman School of Music) and Dr. David Young (Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra).
Toured with Lee Konitz and drummer Mark Ferber to Spain and performed at the Jazz Gallery in New York City.
Performed at the White House in the East Room with the Eli Yamin Quintet (featuring Evan Christopher), with President Obama in attendance. Newport Jazz Party – Performed with Benny Green, Houston Person,
Bill Cunliffe, Holly Hoffman and Jeremy Pelt.
Produced and arranged new versions of Cole Porter’s show “Anything Goes” featuring Jane Monheit and Ted Nash at Birdland, NYC.
Tour of Poland with Urzsula Dudziak.
Scranton Jazz Festival – Performing a tribute to Woody Shaw, featuring Chris Rogers and Mike Fahn.
Private concert in New York City with Bruce Barth and Gene Bertoncini. Juneau Jazz Festival with the Claire Daly Quintet playing the Mary
Performed with Dizzy Gillespie on a Jazz Cruise with Stacy Rowles.
Dizzy’s Coca-Cola Club New York City – Claire Daly Quartet.
Performed with the Eli Yamin Quintet at the U.N for 100 Women Ambassadors from 100 Countries.
Chita Rivera live performance at Feinstein’s at the Regency.
Played twelve years for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, New York City. Carole King Tribute at Jazz at Lincoln Center.
2007: Rubin Museum of Art, NY – Concert with Andrew Sterman, featuring violinist Todd Reynolds.
2006: Radio City Music Hall for the “Brian Wilson Live” Television Special.
2004: Jim Cifelli’s New York Nonet, Blue Note, New York City.
2003: Lea Delaria, Newport Jazz Festival.
2003-2008: On tour with Audra McDonald.
Carnegie Hall with the New York Pops and the Diva Big Band.
National Tour of Sister Act.
CONCERTS / CLINICS
Jazz at Lincoln Center/Fordham workshops for MBA Students from Turkey, Japan, China, and South Africa.
Facilitated Jazz Girls Day at Jazz at Lincoln Center 2014-2016.
2015 Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology KNUST in Ghana: Taught workshops and performed with world musicians, Nana Simopoulos and drummer Royal Hartigan.
San Diego State, CA.
Saddleback College, CA.
West Virginia University, WV with the Mike Fahn Quintet Featuring Rick Margitza. Kansas City School District, MO.
Hofstra University, NY.
2010-16: New York Jazz Academy, teaching Jazz Standards and Bebop classes.
2012: Co-led a workshop with Mulgrew Miller for the Middle School Jazz Academy at Lincoln Center.
2012: Co-led a jazz clinic with the Claire Daly Quartet in Kansas City, MO.
2010: Applied the model of Jazz to team-building for Jet Blue executives and employees.
2009-2010: Created eight improvisation workshops for intermediate adult students and professional string players.
2010: Business workshop for musicians and artists series.
2008-2016: Middle School Jazz Academy at Lincoln Center, New York City. Teaching private lessons and conducting the ensemble; participating in the audition process.
2011-2012: Private bass and violin teacher at Chaminade High School, Mineola, Long Island.
Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY. New Jersey City University, NJ.
El Camino College, CA.
Harbor College, CA.
Private Lessons and Ensembles.
Private Studio, New York: string bass, electric basses (4 and 5 string, and fretless bass), incorporating all styles of music.
Idyllwild Music Camp, CA: (Jazz and Classical sessions) theory classes, ensembles, master classes.
Bass Institute of Technology in Los Angeles.
MUSIC FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS
Newport Jazz Party in Oregon with Benny Green and Jeremy Pelt.
Wall to Wall Jazz Festival in Kingston, New York.
Fahn/McSweeney Group: Sexial Jazz Festival, Portugal.
Newport Jazz Festival with Singer Lea Delaria.
David Krakauer’s Klezmer Madness: Cracow, Poland.
2014 Claire Daly Monk Quartet: Monterey Jazz Festival.
Jazz Birds and Stacy Rowles: Monterey Jazz Festival.
Mike Fahn Quartet: Monterey Jazz Festival.
Mary Ann McSweeney Quintet: Mary Lou William’s Jazz Festival at The Kennedy Center.
Maiden Voyage Big Band: Playboy Jazz Festival and Sedona Jazz on the Rocks.
Juneau Jazz Festival 2011.
Kansas City Jazz Festival.
Jazz and Blues Festival San Miguel Allende, Mexico with Nora York and Le Hot Club.
Tribute to Glen Miller Tour of Japan.
BROADWAY SHOWS — New York
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder Far From Heaven
The Book of Mormon
Fiddler on the Roof
Just One Q
Nice Work If You Can Get It
How to Succeed in Business
You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown Saturday Night
Next to Normal
A Little Night Music
The Addams Family
Jekyll and Hyde
Bassist for the Broadway cast albums: “Avenue Q,” “You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown,” “Far from Heaven,” and “Silence.”
Composer of incidental music for the Webisodes about the making of Broadway show of “Allegiance” starring George Takei.
Played two seasons for Johnny and the Sprites Disney TV Show.
Dancing with the Stars.
Mary Ann McSweeney Quintet: Thoughts of You and Swept Away featuring Donny McCaslin and Mike Fahn on the Sparky1 Label.
Mike Fahn Quartets: East and West – produced, co-composed and recorded on CD. Claire Daly Quartet Baritone Monk made the top 10 jazz records in 2013, produced by North Coast Brewing Company.
Scott Whitfield: Speaking of Love with special guests Cheryl Bentyne, Marvin Stamm, Bucky Pizzarelli, Memo Acevedo and Scott Robinson.
Chita Rivera: Now I Swing (contributing arrangements and orchestrations).
Andrea McArdle: 70’s and Sunny, Live at 54 Below.
ImaginOcean: Off-Broadway Cast Album.
Michael Patrick Walker: Out of Context.
Steve Marzullo: Show Some Beauty and Spirit of Spring.
Marcy and Zina: The Album.
Telly Leung – I’ll Cover You: featured orchestrations and arrangements.
Jeremiah James – Tupelo: contributing string arrangements.
Judy Kuhn: Rogers, Rogers and Guettel.
Alan Cummings: I Bought a Blue Car Today.
Diva Big Band: No Man’s Band.
Anita Brown Jazz Orchestra: 27 East.
Jim Cifelli’s New York Nonet: Tunnel Vision; So You Say; Bullet Train.
Andrew Sterman: Spiral.
Zoe Lewis: Rotary Phone and Sound of Wings.
Janette Mason: Din and Tonic.
Currently researching, composing and arranging Fado music for my Jazz Quintet.
2010-2012: Served as Board Chairman of the Topia Arts Center, a nonprofit arts organization, raising funds to remodel an old movie theater in downtown Adams, Massachusetts.