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Cady Huffman & Mary Ann McSweeney: It Was A Very Good Year
September 12 @ 8:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cady Huffman & Mary Ann McSweeney
“It Was A Very Good Year”
Sunday, September 12 at 8:30pm
Old friends, Cady Huffman (Tony winner/The Producers) and Mary Ann McSweeney (award winning jazz bassist, Girl From the North Country) come together to investigate music during the pandemic. Combining voice with bass, and whatever else strikes their fancy, the duo will pirouette from Peggy Lee to Jimi Hendrix, with a promise that nothing is off-limits!
Cady Huffman started playing the Euphonium in 3rd grade, eventually putting it aside in favor of high kicks and belting out show tunes. In recent years she has taught herself the ukulele, couching the high kicks and refining her vocals to include her softer side. Influenced by Ella, Peggy and Blossom Dearie, she infuses her music with her huge heart, humor and megawatt smile. Ms. Huffman won 2001 Tony Award for playing “Ulla” in The Producers. She was nominated for an Outer Critics’ Circle Award for best featured actress in a play for The Nance, and nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for The Will Rogers Follies. She also appeared on Broadway in La Cage Aux Folles, Steel Pier, Dame Edna: The Royal Tour and Big Deal, which was the last show directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse.
Mary Ann McSweeney has played with jazz legends Dizzy Gillespie, Joanne Brackeen, Lee Konitz, Gil Goldstein and Bucky Pizzarelli. She has played for famous conductors, Leonard Bernstein, Lalo Schifrin, and John Williams. As a freelance bassist she has played 45 different Broadway and Off- Broadway productions. She continues to compose and arrange music for her “Urban Fado” project and is looking forward to recording her Urban Fado Project II.