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Mary Ann McSweeney

Mary Ann McSweeney

Biography

Mary Ann McSweeney was born in Aptos, California. She started playing piano at the age of five and began to study violin at age 8. In high school, she fell in love with the acoustic bass while watching Ray Brown perform at the Concord Jazz Festival. At age 16, she was chosen to play at the Monterey Jazz Festival with the All Star band fronted by Thad Jones and Mel Lewis. McSweeney has played with jazz legends Dizzy Gillespie, Joanne Brackeen, Lee Konitz, Gil Goldstein, and Bucky Pizzarelli. She has also played for renowned conductors, Leonard Bernstein, Lalo Schifrin, and John Williams and has toured with five-time Tony award winning vocalist Audra McDonald. She is also working with the Bronx Arts Ensemble organization as a composer and teaching artist. McSweeney has played more than 45 Broadway shows. She just finished a production of Twelfth Night (Shakespeare in the Park) performing original music by Shaina Taub and can be seen at the Public Theater in the production of “Girl From the North Country.”
For more information go to www.maryannmcsweeney.com

Experience

  • Broadway
  • Off Broadway
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education

Regions

  • NYC/Tri-State Area

Expertise

  • Orchestrator
  • Pit Musician (Other)
  • Music Producer/Record Producer

Instruments

  • Bass - electric
  • Bass - upright

Software

  • Sibelius

Affiliations

  • ASCAP

Pronouns

  • She/Her